Romeo Langford will miss rest of Celtics season after wrist surgery


Langford (wrist surgery) will miss rest of C's season originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Romeo Langford's rookie season was delayed thanks to offseason surgery on his right thumb -- and now it has come to an early conclusion thanks to more surgery.

Tuesday afternoon, the Celtics announced that Langford had successful surgery on the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist earlier in the day, ending his season. It's an unfortunately fitting ending for a season that was ravaged by injuries.

The most recent injury occurred when Langford had to leave Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Heat when he suffered an adductor strain while playing defense in the first quarter. He had only played 1:21 when the injury occurred.

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The adductor strain was his second notable injury in the Orlando bubble, as he had also torn ligaments in his right wrist in the team's regular-season finale against the Wizards.

Langford's most extensive playing time in the playoffs came in Game 2 against the 76ers when he played 23 minutes, but aside from that appearance, he played a total of 23 minutes in six other games. He also had six DNPs and was inactive for Game 3 against the Heat on Saturday night.

Langford can only hope that he'll be able to recover in enough time to adequately prepare for next season after seeing a litany of ailments limit his availability during his first NBA season. In addition to the above injuries, he also dealt with a groin injury, a sore knee, and a nagging ankle injury.

Overall, he averaged 2.5 points per game in 32 appearances (2 starts) with the Celtics, and he also played in seven games for the Red Claws, averaging 10.6 points per game.


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