(thanks to BostonSportz for the vid)
No one seems to know what the hell is really wrong with KG's knee. But I DO know one thing… no one has said KG is out for the playoffs. Doc said himself that's its not official… but it was official to him. But Doc is the same guy who expected KG to play 30 minutes in game 1.
Allow us to set the record straight for everyone.
Kevin Garnett has NOT officially been shut down for the duration of the playoffs. He will definitely miss the first round. That's all we know.
But writers around town have latched onto this "out for the season" thing for some reason. Doc said he "might" be. Not "he is". Quite honestly, I think it's a bit irresponsible. It's factually incorrect. And it's leading to pieces like this one in SI where trainers are just guessing at what might be wrong with KG, and then making a diagnosis on it.
"There's probably a tear there," said one trainer. "I have a hard time seeing how a player with the pain tolerance of Garnett isn't able to play with a strain. Especially when you consider he has missed so much time with the injury already."
Oh… ho-hum… I'm a trainer that never even saw KG or talked to the doctors that looked at his knee… but I'm going to say there's probably a tear in there for the hell of it. It's not like that's going to incite a panic and rampant, uneducated speculation.
You know what? Everyone needs to chill the hell out… and wait to see what the future brings. The Eastern Conference Finals are a full month away. Who knows what's going to happen then?
Christ. Is Red's Army the ONLY voice of reason in this town?