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Al Horford (concussion) upgraded to questionable vs. Hornets

Ty Anderson
November 10, 2017 - 3:37 pm

Just hours before tipoff at TD Garden, the Celtics have upgraded Al Horford (concussion) to ‘questionable’ for tonight’s game against the Hornets.

This is an obviously encouraging and early update on Horford, who woke up with headaches and ultimately missed a home head-to-head with the Lakers on Wednesday.

But this is somewhat expected, too, as Celtics president Danny Ainge earlier in the week alluded to the idea that this concussion was not anticipated to be as bad as the one that kept the 31-year-old Horford on the shelf for nine games last season.

It’s believed that a second quarter elbow to the head from Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore in Monday’s 110-107 victory over the Hawks -- a game that saw Horford score 15 points and collect 10 rebounds in over 33 minutes of action against his former team -- served as the incident that kickstarted his latest round of concussion symptoms.

The 6-foot-10 Horford has averaged 14.6 points and team-leading 9.2 rebounds per game this season, and his 47.4 three-point field goal percentage also ranks as the second-best mark on the team through the first 12 games of the season.

The Celtics have won 10 games in a row. 

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