Boston Celtics Star Reveals Extent of Injury, Considering Surgery

The Boston Celtics are sorting through the wreckage of a crushing Game 7 Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat, and that includes finally admitting to nagging injuries. 2022-23 Sixth Man of the Year Malcolm Brogdon confirmed that he is suffering from a torn tendon in his arm and is considering getting surgery.

Brogdon suffered the injury during Game 1 of the conference finals, but the team only ever listed the ailment as a "strained right forearm." He struggled across the seven matchups, compiling 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game with a .308 field goal percentage, all personal lows for a postseason series.

Despite his disappointing close to the postseason, Brogdon was a real asset for the Celtics all year. He embraced a new role as the team's top option off the bench, appearing in 67 games while notching 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game with a career-best .615 true shooting percentage. Given his age (30 years old) and the nature of his injury, he should be a valuable piece of the Celtic's 2023-24 team. With any luck, he'll have a chance to redeem himself in the playoffs next year.

Brogdon joined the Celtics via trade in July of 2022 after three years with the Indiana Pacers that included 18.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game over 146 starts. He has one year remaining on a two-year, $45 million deal signed in 2023.

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