For two years in a row, a ligament injury derailed a debut season for Romeo Langford.
In his lone season at IU, a torn thumb ligament on his shooting hand hindered Langford for months.
Now as a rookie for the Boston Celtics, another torn ligament ended his season.
“Romeo Langford this morning underwent successful surgery to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist, the Celtics said in a release.
“He will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA season. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.”
The release did not indicate how long the rehab process will take.
Langford tore ligaments in his right wrist during the Celtics’ final seeding game in August. He did not miss time after that injury as he played in every game in the Celtics’ first-round series sweep of the 76ers.
The Celtics are currently playing in the Eastern Conference Finals. They trail Miami in the best-of-seven series two games to one.
The now 20 year old Langford appeared in 32 games during his rookie season. The New Albany, Ind. product averaged 2.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, .4 assists, .3 steals, and .3 blocks in 11.6 minutes per contest.
Langford shot 35 percent from the field overall for Boston including 18.5 percent from three-point range.
After recovering in 2019 from the torn ligament in his thumb, Langford suffered several additional relatively minor injuries during his rookie season, including a strained groin that caused him to miss some time during the preseason, and a knee sprain shortly after.
During the regular season, Langford suffered multiple right ankle injuries while playing for the Maine Red Claws.
In Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Langford left the game after playing just over a minute in the first quarter due to a right adductor strain.
Langford will now spend the offseason once again rehabbing after surgery.
The 6-foot-5 Langford played in 32 games for Indiana during the 2019-20 season. He missed three postseason NIT contests with a back injury.
Langford led the Hoosiers with 16.5-points per game and added 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He earned All-Big Ten second-team honors.
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