Jayson Tatum will miss his fifth straight game for the Boston Celtics on Sunday due to COVID-19 protocols. However, it appears he'll return very soon.
Brad Stevens told reporters that he anticipates Tatum will return to the lineup against the Chicago Bulls on Monday at United Center.
#NEBHInjuryReport update: Brad Stevens says he anticipates Jayson Tatum will play tomorrow night in Chicago.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 24, 2021
Tatum first tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 9, and the Celtics have gone 1-3 in his absence.
The 22-year-old will give the Celtics a much-needed boost when he returns. Tatum is averaging 26.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while shooting 47.4% from the field and 43.8% from deep.
Several Celtics players have missed time this season due to COVID-19 protocols, including Tristan Thompson and Robert Williams, but they have since returned.