Celtics Rookie James Young Suffers Shoulder Injury In D-League Game


Dec 11, 2014

James Young suffered a right shoulder injury while playing for the Maine Red Claws on Wednesday night, cutting short what was another impressive showing for the Boston Celtics rookie.

Young recorded 19 points and six assists in 24 minutes but was forced to leave the Red Claws’ win over the Delaware 87ers in the third quarter after colliding with 87ers forward Drew Gordon. He reportedly walked off the court under his own power and returned to Boston to undergo testing.

“I guess his shoulder subluxed, and they are doing more tests to see the extent of the injury,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters Thursday afternoon, via Boston.com. “Those can be very, very short term things, or they can be a little bit longer. That’s the extent of what I know. He’s getting X-rays right now.”

Young, the No. 17 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, has played just 18 total minutes for the Celtics this season but has been highly effective in five D-League appearances. The Kentucky product is averaging 22.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn reported seeing Young with his right arm in a sling Thursday morning.

Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@nbadleague

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