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Doc is hurtin’ too

Chuck - Red's Army May 30, 2012 Celtics News, Doc Rivers, Injuries 3 Comments

DocbackThe Herald’s Steve Bulpett has an injury update on… Doc Rivers?

Rivers told the Herald he has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and that he took an epidural to relieve the pain.

“It’s been going on for about four weeks,” he said. “I think it was in Game 4 or 5 against Philly that it really got bad, so I just went in and took the shot.”

As for the possibility of surgery, Rivers said, “I don’t know. I hope not.”

He then smiled and added, “I’m sure Dr. (Brian) McKeon thinks so.

“But I don’t want to make a big deal out of this,” Rivers said. “I’m fine.”

Reading about that epidural gave me a flashback to the birth of my boy. I got quesy just looking at the length of the epidural needle they jammed into my wife’s back. Had to look away. Good thing I’m a tough SOB.

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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  • vivek NJ

    its nothing. i had two herniated discs but took 3 epidurals and yoga, i am fine. it is a lifestyle disorder disease. every human is at risk of herniating his disc. no biggie.

  • Quest

    Correction Redsarmy it was your wife who was the tough one. She was the one that had it injected into HER body you just watched. lol

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