Nenad Kristic Day-to-Day After Negative MRI

by April 03, 2011

The Celtics received a scare Thursday night when center Nenad Kristic went down with a right knee injury. Many feared the C’s would be losing another big man for a long period of time, leaving the team shorthanded up front. But that won’t be the case, CSNNE is reporting: “It could have been worse—a lot worse. Saturday’s MRI results on Nenad Krstic’s right knee came back negative, which means the 7-foot center’s injury isn’t nearly as serious as first feared. Krstic suffered the injury in the second quarter of Boston’s 107-97 win at San Antonio on Thursday. He came down awkwardly while running down the court, and was unable to return to action. In fact, the Celtics have not ruled out him returning to action as early as Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia. Krstic has what team officials classify as a bone bruise on his right knee, and are listing him as day-to-day. As far as when he’ll return to action, that has yet to be determined. When it comes to establishing a rern date, bone bruises rank among the toughest injuries to get a read on.”