may be sidelined for as many as two weeks, because of a knee problem
that required a medical procedure on Wednesday.
Team owner Wyc
Grousbeck said Pierce began feeling discomfort in the knee after
Tuesday night's victory over Indiana. He described the problem as an
infection that required drainage, but said he wouldn't describe the
procedure as surgery.
"He had the knee rinsed and irrigated, and
it will require some antibiotics," said Grousbeck. "It's nothing major
at all, but it will take some time to come back from. He'll be out for
a week, maybe two, and will definitely miss the four games on the road."
Grousbeck said Pierce hadn't complained of any knee problems prior to Tuesday night.
Celtics recalled forward Bill Walker on Wednesday and there was
speculation the move was related to Kevin Garnett's injury, which
caused Garnett to miss Tuesday's game. But it now seems apparent Walker
will replace Pierce.
There's some debate over who should replace Pierce in the starting line-up, TA or Billy W. I added a poll on the right sidebar.
If this isn't the biggest bag-over-the-head, punch-in-the-face I ever got, GOD DAMN IT!