Bradley is with the Celtics for their preseason trip to
Istanbul, where he told Celtics.com reporter Molly McGrath on Wednesday that he
is ahead of schedule to return to the court. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said last
week that he did not expect to see Bradley playing again until December, and
possibly closer to January, but Bradley did not sound willing to take it slow on Wednesday.
Just talked to Avery Bradley and he said that he feels great, has no pain in his shoulders, and has progressed much faster than expected.
— Molly McGrath (@MollyAMcGrath) October 3, 2012
As much as Bradley wants to get back soon, it might make
sense for him to take his time. Trying to fight through the pain in his left
shoulder is what exacerbated the injury in the first place, and caused the
problem in his right shoulder, too.