Celtics rookie guard Romeo Langford underwent surgery on Tuesday morning to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist, the team announced (via Twitter). He’ll miss the rest of the 2019/20 season as a result of the procedure.
Langford tore ligaments in his shooting wrist in August. Although he was able to play through the injury, the team always expected him to undergo surgery to address the issue after the season. Having suffered a separate adductor injury during Game 2 of the Celtics’ series vs. Miami, Langford’s availability going forward was in jeopardy, so he has undergone the wrist procedure early, ending his season.
The 14th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Langford appeared in 32 regular season games for Boston, averaging 2.5 PPG and 1.3 RPG on .350/.185/.720 shooting in extremely limited playing time (11.6 MPG).
The former Indiana standout, who turns 21 next month, will enter the 2020/21 season looking to secure a spot in the Celtics’ regular rotation.