Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  10 responses

KG and His Knee to Miss 2 Games

It‘s never comforting to hear the coach say he doesn‘t like the way his best player “runs”: “Doc Rivers didn’t like the way Kevin Garnett was moving the past two games. Rivers said Garnett also won’t play Saturday against Toronto, but emphasized that the injury, a hyperextension, has nothing to do with the bone spur surgery Garnett underwent last May. Garnett told Rivers he was kicked in a midair collision during Sunday’s loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles, though he did play Monday against Golden State. After facing Toronto, the Celtics don’t play again until Wednesday against the Heat, so Garnett will get eight days of rest. ‘I didn’t like the way he ran in the second half of the Clipper game,’ Rivers said of Garnett. ‘That’s when I started watching it. That was the first I noticed anything. He looked great in Orlando [on Christmas Day]. That’s why he was so frustrated, because he said, ‘Man, I felt great, and how do you get hit up in the air?’ I don’t know what he’s talking about. I didn’t think he ran right in the last quarter and a half of the Clippers game, and I didn’t think he looked right at all, ever in the Golden State game. Someone said, ‘Are you being too cautious?’ Probably. But I would rather be safe than sorry.”‘

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    This is really, really bad news. Doesn’t seem like it, but that’s his knee he needed surgery on. I’m worried about this.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    It’s ok Moose. He just has to scream at it a few times and he’ll be ready to go.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    That’s usually how he solves his problems. Good point, niQ.

  • Omnixyience (Philippines)


    I already expect this old C’s will get injured sooner than later…

    It’s kinda predictable! LOL

  • BostonBaller

    I was a bit worried too until I thought about Docs approach to it all. This may be the last year we have to get it done with this core group. I’m not too worried about our record, especially this early.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Logues

    this really pisses me off, injuries stopped them from winnin it all last yr and will prolly be the same this yr

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    No comment.

  • nastierthanu

    This is the reason they signed sheed. Rest kg all u like. Sheed is a savage and will hold down the fort. Nothing to worry about

  • http://celticknightk3@aol.com Celtic Knight

    @ nastierthanu You couldn’t say it any better. It’s very true because you see how he played and that’s the whole reason to get him in the first place. I am not worried one bit cos by the time playoffs comes around we’ll be very healthy and I have a lot of confidence that the second unit can carry the team trust me on this one.

  • redick

    it’s nothing to worry about. better heal up first than rushing things. even though they won’t get the top spot, i’m sure they’ll win the championship if they’re all healthy.