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Jermaine O’Neal to see specialist

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reported this evening that Jermaine O'Neal will be evaluated to noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek. Althcek is the team doctor of the New York Mets and also the medical consultant of the NBA.

Doc Rivers said earlier today that J.O. would be missing two or three weeks with the sore left knee.

From Gary Washburn:

"O'Neal's agent, Bob Myers, said the next step will be at least an evaluation from noted orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek, the team physician of the New York Mets and medical consultant for the NBA. Images of O'Neal's knee will be sent to Altchek and the center could also visit the doctor in New York."

Washburn also spoke with Myers on the severity of the injury.

I for one am not surprised by this. Jermaine has been through alot of wear and tear over the years, and I think last year's playoffs were the beginning of us seeing his body simply start to break down on him. I'd be surprised if he plays 40 games this season. Don't get me wrong, I like J.O. and would love to see him excel, but I just don't think it's feasible.

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  • Lee in Oregon

    Jermaine can have a couple weeks off now, I just hope he’s perpared to tape em up and play hurt when it really counts. He has a 2 year deal but all they need is 1 good playoff run.

  • Classless

    I just don’t get why such a smart GM like Ainge blew the midlevel on a guy who is completely and utterly washed up. I saw this coming a billion miles away.

  • tim

    we need to package oneal soem first round picks for rudy fernandez the celtics would be unstoppable bc we have the depth at center

  • aaron

    tim, agreed.
    oneal needs to play thru the pain… win a ring kid./ comeon

  • Joseph 17-16 (it’s just a matter of time)

    Oh yes, wise Danny Ainge in his infinite wisdom signed this guy giving him the MLE for 2 years. HAHAHAHA. And you guys think Ainge is a good GM???
    Don’t worry Shaq’s injury bug is next.