Rivers: Bradley 'nowhere near ready'

September, 24, 2012
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Celtics coach Doc Rivers told ESPN Boston's Jackie MacMullan that third-year guard Avery Bradley is "nowhere near ready" to participate in the team's training camp after undergoing two shoulder surgeries:
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, who underwent separate offseason surgeries on his shoulders, is "nowhere near ready" to participate in the team's training camp, which opens on Friday, coach Doc Rivers said.

"Not even close,'' Rivers told ESPNBoston.com. "I don't like to put a time limit on injuries, but I don't think you'll see him before December -- and there's a chance it could be closer to January.''

The 21-year-old Bradley gamely tried to fight through a series of dislocations of his left shoulder, but finally had to be shut down during the playoffs and had the left shoulder surgically repaired. He later had his right shoulder repaired in early July.

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Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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