Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 5:45 pm  |  12 responses

The Latest Injured Boston Celtic is Doc Rivers

The Boston Celtics are a wounded bunch – everyone from the players, to now even the coaching staff. The Boston Herald reports that head coach Doc Rivers is suffering from a herniated disk in his back (for which he had to take an epidural to relieve the pain): “In a year where Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Chris Wilcox and Jermaine O’Neal have undergone season ending surgeries and Ray Allen and Paul Pierce are playing through infirmities, Doc Rivers is now coaching through a back ailment that may require a procedure in the offseason. […] ‘It’s been going on for about four weeks,’ he said. ‘I think it was in Game 4 or 5 against Philly that it really got bad, so I just went in and took the shot.’ As for the possibility of surgery, Rivers said, ‘I don’t know. I hope not.’ He then smiled and added, ‘I’m sure Dr. (Brian) McKeon thinks so. But I don’t want to make a big deal out of this,’ Rivers said. ‘I’m fine.’ Considering the maladies that have befallen the Celts this season, there seems to be a cloud that is hanging over what is likely the last run together for the trio of Pierce, Allen and Kevin Garnett. And Rivers isn’t immune to the trend. ‘I guess not,’ he said. ‘But I’d rather have them all, though. I’d rather me have the injuries and the players be fine.’”

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  • LA Huey

    Shattered egos, broken hearts, and hurt feelings…

  • Ldub

    ^sounds like the slogan for prostitutes!

  • Jerome

    … or the Lakers.

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  • Heals

    Do you J, as far as Doc and C’s go, if Phx’s staff is the best, Bos’s has got to be the busiest…

  • http://Somethingsomething. Ugh

    Herniated disc not a big deal? He’s been drinking KG’s Gatorade

  • Don Davis

    All the best for an uneventful recovery for one ckassy guy!

  • Justin05

    old fart.


    K.G. s throwin all he can at Miami & nothing works. Lovin it.

  • http://slamonline.com samoaninlondon

    Wilcox, Green and O’neal should forfeit their salaries for the year due to these injuries. If these guys were healthy and available I think this seriers would atleast be 1 – 1 at the moment. It’s these etra guys the Celtics could lose.

  • ab40

    green wasn’t under contract this year

  • LA Huey

    I wouldn’t forfeit my salary if I can’t work due to an injury on the job.