Via (The 2 Man Game Guest) Frank Dell'Apa of Boston.com:
Monday and will be held out of Tuesday's training session, according to
coach Doc Rivers. Pierce's status for the Celtics-Golden State Warriors
contest Wednesday has not been determined.
Pierce sustained the injury late in the third quarter of the
Celtics' 97-86 loss to Atlanta Friday, then had 15 points in 34 minutes
of action in a 113-104 loss at Indiana Saturday night.
"I shouldn't have played him," Rivers said of Pierce's appearance against the Pacers. "But he talked me into it."
Pierce participated in agility drills Monday, then went to the
sidelines as the Celtics scrimmaged, working out on a stationary
bicycle, then going to the lockerroom to have his knee taped.
Rather than offer my own commentary on Doc's regret, I'm going to share with you John's reaction via IM after I notified him of the news:
many times have we heard that, too? "He shouldn't have played… "
Yeah, if only someone with some authority over who plays and who
doesn't had done something…. huh Doc?
I'm not an advocate of taking private conversations public, but I thought John's reaction was too good to keep between ourselves. Sorry – John. Can we stay friends? At least I left out that stuff about you needing to refill your Cialis prescription.