Sore ankle costing Avery Bradley playing time

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MILWAUKEE — Avery Bradley made an admission Monday before the Celtics took on the Bucks: He rushed himself back from his badly sprained right ankle and now he’s paying the price.

Bradley will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the damage to the ankle. Bradley was laboring during Sunday night’s 102-91 loss to the Mavericks, scoring 5 points in 19 minutes after missing Friday night’s game against the Kings to rest the ankle.

He originally sprained the ankle in the early moments of the Celtics’ loss to the Heat Jan. 21 and missed five games. He returned Feb. 2 against the Magic, and played two games before sitting out Friday. He admitted the ankle never has fully healed.

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