Celtics

Al Horford out, Jayson Tatum questionable for Friday’s game vs. Hornets

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The Celtics will be shorthanded once again on Friday night as they go for their 11th consecutive win against the Charlotte Hornets at the TD Garden.

The team listed Al Horford as out for the contest with concussion-like symptoms, while rookie forward Jayson Tatum is questionable with a left ankle injury.

Danny Ainge addressed the status of both players on Thursday during his weekly interview with Toucher and Rich. While Horford is out on Friday, he believes the concussion the big man suffered is less severe than the one that sidelined him for nine games last season.