Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at 1:24 am  |  12 responses

Pierce’s Pain, Surgery Sideline Him

by Tzvi Twersky

There’s some evil voodoo surrounding this year’s Indiana Pacers team; at least that’s what the Boston Celtics must be telling themselves.

Weeks after Marquis Daniels started having thumb issues while playing against Indiana and a day after Kevin Garnett sat out a game against the Pacers in Boston with a bruised thigh, Paul Pierce  found himself on an operating table.

One day after scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter in a win over the Pacers,  suffering from pain, stiffness and swelling in his knee, Paul Pierce underwent a procedure to drain an infection. According to quotes in a CSSNE story, Pierce underwent “drainage” not “surgery.”

According to Danny Ainge: “It’s nothing structural, and it’s a guess, but they are saying two weeks. I’m always worried when a player gets hurt but the good news is there was no structural (damage).”

Regardless of how minor the damage, according to the Boston Globe, Pierce will miss two weeks.

So while Kevin Garnett may be back as soon as friday, the Cs will be without Pierce for at least the next five to seven games.

With Marquis Daniels and Glen Davis also sidelined, the Celts will need more production from the remaining active players, specefically Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Rasheed Wallace during their absences.

Aside from the young players’ injuries (Davs is 23, Daniels 28), with Pierce being 32 and Garnett 33, the Celts and their fans came into the season hoping that age, attrition and injury wouldn’t hinder the team. So far, with a 21-5 record, the season is progressing nicely. But as the injuries begin to pile up, Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers have to be shuddering and shivering.

And I don’t mean from New England’s frigid winter weather.

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  • LebronGOAT

    1st. This sucks for the Celts, tho.

  • Hangtime Hec

    You will see the tears of time. Age is a thing that can not be avoided. Hopefully the squad makes it in one piece to the playoffs.


    At least there wasn’t a wheelchair involved. OK, now that that’s out of the way…. P Double will be fine, it’s better that it happens now rather than later. KG will take his time, Daniels & davis will be back and by March we will be completely healthy and ready for the Win or go Home part of the season.

    PS..Are we serious in the voting? How many guards in the East are playing better than Rondo? Simply baffling, this is why fans should not have a vote..McGrady ? Come on Man…ooops, wrong sport.

  • kobesbestfriend

    this is what this loser gets!Couldnt of happen 2 a nicer guy!

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    The surgery took a minute and a half, after which Pierce skipped out of the operating room into a crowd of Celtic patients.

  • hellyea

    kobesbestfriend: You’re an idiot, it’s a well-known fact. Shut up. Damn, though, P2′s been putting some serious miles on his legs recently.

  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    he’ll b aite. the thing about the celtics is, to win games in the NBA u need a closer. The celtics have 3…p-double, ray allen, and rondo. Pierce is a beast he’ll b straight

  • mike

    it’s minor f*ck all the laker fans

  • mike

    it’s minor laker fans need to shut up

  • mike


  • BostonBaller

    Never wish ill will on an injured or sick person..Karma can be a motha fatha

  • slamfan4life

    watch him come back in 2 days and hit 8 treys in a row…..this all seems to coincidental to me……