Celtics center Horford to miss time due to knee issue

Al Horford will miss time due to issues with his left knee

The Boston Celtics will miss veteran center Al Horford, as the team announced on Wednesday that he will miss “at least a few games” after being diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee.

The injury according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been ongoing, and Horford said to reporters on Monday he’s been dealing with inflammation in his left knee for nearly a month.

“I don’t want to have to keep dealing with this and have a question mark game after game,” Horford told reporters on Tuesday. “I just have to listen to the training staff and what the doctors are telling me. I’ve got to buy into that.”

Boston was able to pull out a five-point win on Wednesday 130-125 over the Washington Wizards, but were not only missing Horford but also were without Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown, who missed the game due to illness.

So far this season the 32-year-old is averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He’s been on the sidelines for the last two games for Boston, and will now miss a couple more as he tries to get the inflammation down in the knee.