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Report: Romeo Langford Fully Cleared For 2019-20 NBA Season

The Boston Celtics are on track to get something that IU saw very little of — a fully healthy Romeo Langford.

Langford tore a ligament in his right thumb last November and had surgery in April.

Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops reported that Langford’s thumb is fully healed and the 6-foot-6 shooting guard has been playing for a few weeks without restrictions.

Langford injured the thumb right before the Duke game in practice.

He played in 32 games for Indiana and missed three postseason NIT contests with a back injury.  The five-star recruit 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.

The former Indiana Mr. Basketball and McDonald’s All-American shot 44.8 percent overall and 27.2 percent from behind the three point line in his lone season at IU.  He told ESPN that the thumb injury played a role in his struggles with perimeter shooting, especially early in the season —

“I think it’s fair to say that we never got a chance to see me at my best at the college level, especially since I’ve been playing with basically a cast on my thumb the whole season,” Langford told ESPN. “Obviously that throws off your shot. Even though I didn’t shoot as well as I’m capable of, I feel like I shot the ball pretty well in the second half of the season.”

Langford declared for the NBA Draft in April and was chosen with the 14th pick of the first round by the Boston Celtics in June.

The New Albany, Ind. product has been seen around the IU campus on multiple occasions since the draft, including working out, attending a football game and meeting with recruit Jordan Geronimo.

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