Boston Celtics shooting guard, Avery Bradley, has admitted that he is growing increasingly frustrated by his ongoing injury problems.
The 23-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder during the 2012 NBA Playoffs, which eventually needed surgery, and he did not play again until January 2013.
Sports betting fans will recall that Bradley struggled to recapture his best form in the second half of the 2012-13 season but appeared to have finally overcome his problems when he featured in the first 43 matches of the current campaign.
However, a badly sprained right ankle has left Bradley sidelined again and, although the injury should not keep him out of action for too long, the Tacoma-born star admits he is frustrated by his lack of game time, particularly as his contract expires this summer.
According to the NBA betting page on the bet365 website, he said: “It’s been very frustrating not to be able to be there for my team. Watching the games has been tough. Having another setback, another year – it’s been hard on me. But all I can do is get healthy and try to get back as soon as possible.”
Bradley initially sprained his ankle on 21st January but returned to action before the problem was fully healed and, after just one game back, has been sidelined since 10th February.
He added: “We don’t want to irritate it anymore and go back to where I started at. So we’re just taking our time and letting everything heal up and calm down. Twisting your ankle, that’s part of the game. I’m not really worried about it. I know that nothing is broken or anything. I’m fine. All I have to do is get better so I can help my team.”
Meanwhile, rookie, Kelly Olynyk, is also set for a short lay-off after spraining the big toe on his left foot.