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Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 9:45 am  |  21 responses

Jermaine O’Neal Needs Knee Surgery

O’Neal would like to delay the procedure until the offseason, but from the sound of things, that’s unlikely. The Boston Herald has the details: “O’Neal missed 19 straight games with pain and swelling in his knee before returning on Christmas. He worked his way back into the rotation for 10 games, but complained of knee soreness in last Friday’s win over the Raptors. The pain returned Wednesday and O’Neal missed that night’s win over Sacramento. He underwent an MRI yesterday and was weighing his options with the Celtics medical staff. ‘(Surgery) was definitely something that we talked about the first time I was out for an extended period of time,’ O’Neal said on WEEI radio yesterday. ‘We wanted to try a couple of options. And we may be looking at that situation now. It’s something that I will eventually need at some point, at the end of the season or in the season. But you want to be around. You don’t want to miss an extended period of time.’ Doc Rivers didn’t know the results of the MRI after yesterday’s practice, but the C’s coach didn’t sound optimistic about O’Neal’s hopes to delay surgery. ‘Honestly, my guess is they’re going to have to do something,’ Rivers said. ‘I don’t know that, I’m just using my doctorate right now and my guess is they’ll probably have to do something.’”

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  • mike

    Boston needs Perk.

  • http://twitter.com/smk73 SMK73

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  • ClydeSays

    Well, the ‘they’ll be fighting for minutes’ argument is out the window now. I guess Ainge knew what he was doing when he put 7 big men on the roster…

  • http://screwjams.tumblr.com cramzy

    Jermaine Oneal needs retirement

  • burnt_chicken

    sheed!

  • pache

    get rid of JO and bring sheed back. he’s look horrible this year end of story

  • roman

    Boston needs youth- all these old mofo’s breakin down!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Anon E Mouse

    @Burnt Chicken – exactly! Anyone still think bringing back Sheed is such a bad idea?

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

    Gee, never saw this coming.

  • mister-8

    It;s a shame…he was just getting in to his own. Sure he was by no means a star anymore…but I”d take him over Joe Smith, DJ Mbenga, or a Collins twin anyday.

  • tRay

    “We will win Game 2″-Sheed!!!!
    Bring his gray patched a$$ back!

  • http://www.double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    The title should have read Jermaine Oneal needs knee surgery….AGAIN

  • hiphopcop

    This article might as well have said, “The Sun shined in some parts of the world today”.

  • Trevor

    Semih is better anyway

  • flimo

    Sheed!

  • Max

    God has once again smiled onto the Spurs organization.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Max, chill on that. Were a long way from this mattering to the spurs. Even if they do meet in the finals, im sure sheed will be back, along with perk, kg, shaq, and shrek

  • Heals

    He has been guttin it out lately and started to look like he was getting comfortable on the court. I’ve read that Semih was supposed to get shoulder surgery once Perk returned?…

  • Justin

    Copy…paste…repeat

  • ErnieD

    Erden has a bum wing, Jermaine has a bum knee. Both of them need surgery. Erden was horrible last night against the Kings (5 fouls in 8 minutes???) Would Sheed even want to come back, knowing he would probably have to play minutes at center? Hopefully, Perk can come back strong next month.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I have found that when we get to a certain age, J.O. has lost all of his (it’s) magic..

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