Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  31 responses

KG and His Gimpy Knee

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.

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  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    looked bad when he landed, then hopped off to the lockerroom. Didn’t help matters much that Leon, crybaby and snarling kendrick were underwhelming after that.

  • MalevolentKing7242

    LOL! Darksaber! Boozer is out for utah and they still win.

  • jay

    doesn’t matter, doesn’t change things. Non-news really.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    after finding out that he wasnt returning to the game, kg immediately began to berate his knee, with all kinds of mothers.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    i’m guessing here, but seems that booze might be lost to utah anyway through free agency and depending on his injury status? Hardly played on team redeem and still gets hurt bigtime. Guess the fatigue factor didnt play a role in his case? Milsap and co. are adequate anyway.

  • BostonBaller

    KG will be fine…As far as Boozer, he is a fine player but don’t compare him to KG regardless of your disdain for the C’s or KG. lol

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Al Jefferson has better injuries than KG. You win this time, McHale.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Boston will be hurting down on the block if KG is out for awhile. Although I recall last year they did OK without him (7-2 or something?). Prepare for the rise of Scals.

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    9-1 I think, Seth.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Loosing Boozer was far more managebale for the jazz than losing KG would be. The Jazz have Okur, Millsap, adn Kirilenko in their frontcourt compared to Powe, Big Baby and Scalabrine. Thats a HUGE difference.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    …they went 7-2 last season, but I don’t think I’d predict a similar sterch if KG misses extended time.

  • Sebastian B. O. Bunionstow, esq.

    Actually, KG has had this calf strain for more than a few weeks and it will take considerable time for it to heel. If I’m Doc, I hold him out for two weeks minimum.

  • The Seed

    About time the C’s have some injury problems, maybe now KG won’t be barking at players, cussing players out, picking on scrubs and the C’s not running their mouth too much. The C’s need a wake up call, I see a losing streak coming on, especially of Pierce is asking for help through trades, when they just won a title. PP go get in shape, you can play more minutes then, without falling over. LOL.

  • a_whiteman

    Worst case scenario, he sits for 3 weeks and they play .500 ball

  • Fat Lever

    Losing Posey is proving to be one of the worst moves of the offseason with each passing day.

    Posey’s no 4, but he’d at least fill the gap better than that ish platter they have currently backing up KG right now.

  • Fat Lever

    The Seed, the C’s did have a losing skid earlier, but then ended up bouncing back from that pretty well, 11 game win streak I believe.

  • a_whiteman

    That joe smith buyout can’t come any quicker, can it?

  • Ken

    I think the stars are aligning for Phoenix. They get the Clips twice, the Thunder, and now the Celts without KG. Don’t get impressed unless they beat the Lake Show next Thursday.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I actually think Phoenix has one of the most talented lineups in the West after LA.
    Nash, Hill, JRich, Barbosa, Barnes, Amare, and Shaq, is a pretty great top 7, even Amundson and Dudley can be a solid roatation guys.

  • Bulldog

    Phoenix suns getting Eclipsed by Purple Reign unless Nash grows 6 inches overnight.

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  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    hmm…how does a taller steve nash help improve team defense?
    can’t wait to see the suns and celtics square off without the two main attractions.

  • CP34MVP

    Lets go Cavs!

  • Rico

    KG owns booze….even if the Jazz had Booze they still would have won….nothing matters except KG’s ankle….get better soon playa!

  • stokesey

    ken, i think the stars just got shot all over the place now….. losing amare is a huge loss for them

  • Pigott17

    dw guys scalabrines back in action,everyone clean your floors coz im expecting some jaw dropping numbers from him

  • nastierthanyou

    Better now than the end of the season. Take care and god bless.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    He’ll be out 2-3 weeks.

  • Ho Ding of OC

    oh, by the way, the Lakers still have Bynum resting up before he can start rehab…look, if the Lakers can get to the finals last year without a key player, the the mighty Celtics, should have no problem waltzing to a repeat. If it’s worse than they anticipate, McHale (who is kinda busy nowadays) can just cut somebody and the Celtics can sign him….just a thought. Run it by Popovich’s mythical trade commission….just kidding….Spurs will be tough, the Lakers will have a hard time getting back to finals if they have to go thru Utah, and San Antonio….Maybe KG can rehab back in LA with Marbury (future teammate???) who seems to like it in SoCal…you don’t see people dashing to Boston to relax….

  • Chris Ujma

    one of my friends (non-NBA converted) was round when I watched ESPN, and the post game interview and there was DOC Rivers, saying ‘we’re not really sure, I think its his right knee, or maybe his calf…or, er… not sure’ and my buddy, with the blankest look, just said ‘wow, not much of a team Doctor if he can’t tell the difference’. Priceless.
    Er…okay, you had to be there.

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