Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  13 responses

Kevin Garnett’s Return Delayed Again

The Celtics are being extra, extra careful with KG‘s calf strain. WEEI reports: “The original prognosis for Kevin Garnett‘s return from a strained calf was two weeks. Now it appears that it will take a little longer. Garnett won’t play tonight against the Kings, as expected, but Doc Rivers sounded pessimistic about whether Garnett would be ready to go Friday against the Bobcats. That puts Monday’s game with the Magic as the new target date. ‘Eddie [Lacerte, the team's trainer] and I talked about it yesterday and it will really depend on what we do [Thursday],’ Rivers said. ‘My guess [for Friday] is no, because after that we have two days off. My thinking right now, unless he comes out and practices the whole practice and looks great, is probably off Friday too and then probably [play] Monday.’ Rivers is aware that people are questioning the nature of Garnett’s injury, but he insisted that nothing has changed except the timeline. ‘There’s no conspiracy here or anything like that,’ Rivers said. ‘He’s just taking a little longer than we wanted it to, but it’s not a big deal.’”

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  • http://akflf.com Jukai

    What’s up with both Dirk AND Nowitzki? Both of their ailments were suppose to be temporary, but they’ve missed a lot of time right now!

  • benno

    Yeah no1 – Kg is fine – and he WILL tear chris bosh in the playoffs, thats if the heat make the playoffs :)

  • benno

    Jukai whats the point

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Ah, just be extra careful with KG…the Celts can win enough without him to let him recover 100%. There are alot of miles on those legs.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Sounds like 2009 all over again.

  • carl

    I think the celtics should rest KG as much as possible until the playoffs come. Can’t win without KG in the playoffs. He is the most important player on the team.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Haha Jukai, Dirk AND Nowitzki?


    haha @Jukai What’s up with both Dirk AND Nowitzki? … didnt realize he was 2 different people.

  • http://slamonline.com riggs

    dirk is the player, nowitzki is his hair. jukai knows…

  • T-Money

    ruh roh

  • First & Foremost

    LOL… yes minor miskates are funny but not everyone needs to point it out. This is the Untied Status of America. Gosh Bless. For the record Mr. Nowitzki is quarters 1 through 3 and Dirk shows up in the fourth.

  • ClydeSays

    Why rush any of the starting 5, especially KG back from injury? It looks like JO won’t give them much, if anything this season. Need KG healthy for the Playoffs…

  • http://slamonline birdman

    You’re so cute T-money… Text me ;)