by Marcel Mutoni

The Celtics say their superstar forward’s right knee has been a cause of concern for the last two weeks now, but it wasn’t until last night that they had to officially comment on it. After Kevin Garnett was forced to leave the game (a loss to the Jazz in Utah.)

Garnett injured the knee on an alley-oop attempt late in the second quarter, and after some stretching at halftime, head coach Doc Rivers decided it was best if he sat out the second half.

The Boston Herald has KG’s thoughts on the matter:

“As you know, I suffered a strain to my right knee tonight. I really don’t have any comment about it. I will have the knee re-examined (today) and we should have more information at that time.

Obviously, I’d much rather be playing instead of giving this statement. Thank you.”

The C’s don’t play again until this Sunday — when they travel to Phoenix for a national TV affair — which will give their fans plenty of time to pull their hair out.