Boston Celtics middle Al Horford, who has missed seven video games with patellofemoral ache syndrome in his left knee, is listed as possible for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Charlotte Hornets.

On Friday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens mentioned Horford had performed extra work and was being assessed day-to-day. He was held out of a loss to the Bucks.

Barring any setbacks, Horford ought to return for Sunday’s recreation and be obtainable for Tuesday’s dwelling showdown in opposition to Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Boston, which has misplaced three in a row, struggled with out Horford, Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris on Friday. The loss impressed a group assembly afterward that saved the locker room closed for greater than a half hour earlier than ultimately being opened to reporters.

The group can also be within the midst of a difficult stretch, with 5 straight video games coming in opposition to groups with .500 or higher data to finish 2018.

Horford, who’s in his 12th NBA season, is averaging 12.four factors, 6.four rebounds, three.four assists and a career-high 1.7 blocks in 22 video games for the Celtics this season.

Morris, in the meantime, was listed as questionable for Sunday’s recreation with proper knee soreness. Baynes stays out for a number of weeks after breaking a bone in his hand in Wednesday’s dwelling loss to the Phoenix Suns.

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