Celtics reveal injury updates for Kristaps Porzingis, Jrue Holiday ahead of Sunday’s game vs. Hawks

Celtics big man Kristaps Porzingis will miss Sunday’s home game against the Hawks due to a left calf strain, the team announced.

Porzingis left in the third quarter of Friday’s loss to the Magic with what the Celtics described as “left calf tightness.” He told the Globe postgame that he would get an MRI on Saturday and that he didn’t think the injury was serious. It’s unclear how much time he will miss, but he posted an encouraging message via his Instagram story on Saturday afternoon.

“Good news this morning. Be back very soon,” Porzingis wrote.


Porzingis is coming off the healthiest season of his career but has suffered a few lower body injuries since joining the Celtics. He missed the FIBA World Cup this summer due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He missed the Nov. 15 win over the 76ers due to a right knee contusion after he banged knees with the Knicks’ Julius Randle. Now, the calf injury.

The Celtics also announced that Jrue Holiday is questionable for Sunday’s game due to a right ankle sprain he suffered in Wednesday’s win over the Bucks. He missed Friday’s loss to the Magic due to the injury.

The C’s recalled rookie Jordan Walsh from the Maine Celtics in advance of Sunday’s game.

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