felt fine after the game," Celtics president of basketball operations
Danny Ainge said. "He felt great. A few hours later there was swelling
and pain, and so they put him through some tests this morning. Then,
they went in and they felt like they needed to clean out the infection.
It's nothing structural, and it's a guess, but they are saying two
weeks. I'm always when worried when a player gets hurt but the good
news is there was no structural (damage)."
Ainge said Kevin Garnett (right thigh bruise) is expected
to return soon, following a one-game absence. Garnett arrived with the
team in Orlando Wednesday afternoon.
"I don't know when for KG," Ainge said. "He may play, but
it will be a game-time decision Friday. I think he's fine — it's not
anything structural. He wanted to play (Tuesday) night but we're being
Here we go again. Why would Danny even mention the word "structural" when referring to a thigh-bruise injury? And would a thigh bruise really keep KG out for two games? It's the type of injury you play through, throw a little ben-gay on it and get it loose. Something is fishy here…
players. We're not going to be cutting anybody. We don't have any open
roster spots. We've got guys to practice. I'm glad to see Tony Allen's
playing well. We'll have to have people like Tony step it up."