It has been surprising how many rookies have adapted so well to the league this season, especially after having a shortened training camp and no summer league.
One of them is Payton Pritchard from the Boston Celtics, who is having a great first year in the NBA.
The Oregon product will have to wait a couple of weeks to continue his good run, as the team confirmed he had a Grade I sprain of his right MCL.
The Celtics confirmed Pritchard is expected to return to on-court activities in approximately two weeks.
#NEBHInjuryReport An MRI conducted today on guard Payton Pritchard revealed a Grade I sprain of his right MCL. Pritchard is expected to return to on-court activities in approximately two weeks.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 23, 2021
The 26th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is averaging 7.7 points while shooting 42.5% from 3-point range.
Boston has struggled with injuries and COVID-19 protocols this season, but despite not having the best of the season start, there's no doubt they will be a contender in the Eastern Conference.