The Celtics announced some welcoming news Saturday.

With injuries to Enes Kanter and Daniel Theis, Boston activated a fan favorite ahead of its game against the New York Knicks.

Celtics rookie center Tacko Fall officially will be active for the team Saturday at Madison Square Garden, meaning he’ll likely make his NBA regular season debut. Fall was sidelined last week with a concussion and officially has been cleared to play.

This comes at a perfect time for the C’s, as they have lost two of their three centers since opening night, as both Kanter and Theis will sit out with injuries.

The only shame in all of this is that his first game will not be in Boston, but no fear, as Celtics fans always have traveled well and “Tacko” chants are sure to fill MSG on Saturday.

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