The day Boston Celtics fans had been waiting for since late May has finally arrived.
Earlier today, Avery Bradley returned to practice.
Over the last month of last year’s regular season, Bradley became a big part of the Celtics’ rotation. He averaged 15 points a game and played stellar perimeter defense. Bradley quickly became a fan favorite at the TD Garden.
Unfortunately for Bradley and the Celtics, numerous shoulder injuries forced him to cut his season short. Bradley needed surgery in both shoulders, and hasn’t played or practiced since.
With their numerous early season struggles, many have seen Bradley as a savior for the Celtics. His tough defense will be a welcome addition, as the Celtics have not been playing the kind of defense that has come to be expected of them over the last few years.
According to Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com, Bradley “engaged in contact activities for the first time during the team’s off-day workout on Monday in Chicago”
Bradley himself tweeted about his return.
Great practice today #teamc‘s
— Avery Bradley (@Avery_Bradley) December 17, 2012
It is still not known when Bradley will return to game action, but now that he is practicing, it should be soon.