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Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 4:33 pm  |  17 responses

Shaquille O’Neal Ruled Out for Game 2

The Boston Celtics will have to continue to battle without the big man. From ESPN Boston: “As expected, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers ruled out injured center Shaquille O’Neal (right Achilles/calf) from Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the New York Knicks. ‘[Team physician] Dr. [Brian] McKeon came to me about an hour [before practice] and said, ‘We’re not even going to put him on the floor; we’re not even going to try,’ said Rivers. The team tried to put O’Neal through a simulated pregame workout Saturday, but he experienced immediate soreness before being ruled out for Game 1. While there’s no exact timeline for O’Neal’s return, Rivers wouldn’t go so far as to rule him out for the duration of the first-round series.”

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  • HeavenCent

    Daym…almost seems like he’s never coming back…

  • HeavenCent

    Or maybe just saving him for a team they really need him for…

  • A.B.

    Hey support Mortal Kombat 9 tomorrow!!! SHAQ!!!!!!!! Dont worry the Cs can best New York without the big fella.

  • bashmo

    When the time comes I hope he dont injure himself doing absolutely nothing but run down the court wit no contact..Jermaine Oneal played big yesterday so maybe he can fill the void temporarily

  • flipnoyce

    No need to rush the big fella to comeback, they really don’t need him in this series. The Knicks are more of a jump shooting team than a penetrating one. Rest Up Shaq cause the C’s will definitely need you for some serious battles later on.

  • ripslam

    Are you kidding me.

  • bull22

    great career shaq! just saying because i think its end of the road man, age catches up to us all. but you tried man…

  • S_kemp

    the big arthritis…

  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    Doesn’t sound good at all when they say they won’t even try to put him on the floor. If he was able to run drills etc, and they held him back as a gametime decision, that’s one thing. But when he can’t even do basic drills – he may be out for a while.

  • Anonymosdef

    S_kemp ftw

  • asgf

    WTF mortal com? That games all titz and no gameplay by the looks of it. Shaq shud rest for whats best for his longevity.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Probably not going to help to put him in against NYK. It’d be smart to just save him for the 2nd round even if he can play by Game 3.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Saw this one coming a mile away.

  • Hambone

    Who?

  • el_larsen

    rest till the second round.diesel power

  • Yesse

    I think they can take the Knicks without Shaq, but they are gonna need him against tougher teams.

  • dsleepy

    it’s a good thing they still have plenty of good interior-defending big men, like kendr…oh nvm. if the C’s don’t make it to the finals and size is the reason they lose, i don’t think boston will ever forgive danny ainge and neither will i

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