The Boston Celtics appear confident that the injury sustained by small forward Jae Crowder in Friday night's 102-98 loss to the Houston Rockets isn't as bad as some first feared.
Crowder suffered what he described a "high ankle" sprain during the game and has undergone an MRI scan since to assess the damage.
Although the results of those tests have not been made public as of yet, the Celtics' General Manager, Danny Ainge, told the Boston Globe this weekend that "he doesn’t believe the injury is that serious."
The player himself took to Twitter on Saturday to post his own update, and he appeared in relaxed mood despite the injury scare.
Crowder has been a key part in Boston's rise to the higher echelons of the Eastern Conference this season, averaging 14.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.8 steals in 31.9 minutes per game in 2015-16 - all career-highs.
To hear, then, that his injury against the Rockets isn't causing too much concern within the franchise will come as a huge boost to Celtics fans as they look ahead to the remaining regular season schedule, and beyond to the playoffs.
With the Celtics not playing again until Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers, it is unclear at this stage if Crowder will miss any game time or if he will be fit to return to the lineup immediately.