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Celtics’ Jae Crowder likely out two weeks with sprained ankle

The Celtics will be without forward Jae Crowder for Thursday night’s game at Cleveland.Getty Images

CLEVELAND — The Celtics were without forward Jae Crowder on Thursday night against the Cavaliers.

Crowder remained in Boston receiving medical treatment after spraining his left ankle in the first half of Wednesday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that the forward was “doing much better” on Thursday, but he added that he will probably be sidelined for two weeks.

Crowder was hurt when he leaped to release a pass and rolled his ankle as he landed on the foot of Chicago’s Rajon Rondo. He crumpled to the floor, writhing in pain, before he hopped to the locker room on his right foot, putting no pressure on the left.


Crowder missed eight games last March with a high right ankle sprain and acknowledged that he never returned to full health until deep into the offseason.

Forward Al Horford, who suffered a concussion during practice on Monday, did not travel to Cleveland, either. Stevens said he exchanged text messages with Horford on Thursday and that the four-time All-Star felt a little bit better, but Stevens did not have an update on a possible return.

Finally, Stevens said that forward Kelly Olynyk, who continues to recover from offseason shoulder surgery, has made progress.

“Kelly’s going to just continue his process,” Stevens said. “He should be right around the corner, available soon.”

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him on Twitter @adamhimmelsbach. Gary Washburn contributed to this report.