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.