WALTHAM, MA — Boston Celtics rookie James Young is undergoing testing Thursday after suffering a right shoulder injury while on assignment with the Maine Red Claws in an NBA Developmental League appearance.
Young suffered a right shoulder subluxation in the third quarter of a game against the Delaware 87ers on Wednesday night. The 19-year-old collided with Delaware forward Drew Gordon at midcourt, while attempting to catch a long outlet pass. Young walked off the court under his own power, while clutching his right shoulder.
“I guess his shoulder subluxed and they are doing more tests to see the extent of the injury,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Thursday afternoon. “Those can be very, very short term things, or they can be a little bit longer. That’s the extent of what I know. He’s getting X-rays right now.”
Boston Globe NBA writer Gary Washburn spotted Young in Boston earlier today.
Just saw James Young, back from his D-League stint. His right (non-shooting) arm in a sling. Will have more specifics later. #Celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) December 11, 2014
Young had been thriving in his stints with the Red Claws prior to the injury, as the Celtics have been looking to get him game reps in Maine. The former Kentucky star has averaged 23.3 points and 6.8 rebounds in his first four games in the D-League with the Red Claws.