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Jackie Mac: KG has painful bone spurs

Chuck - Red's Army April 26, 2013 Celtics News, Kevin Garnett 4 Comments

If you’re anything like John and myself, you’ve remained calm and sensible about Kevin Garnett’s foot injury.

In her latest column, ESPN Boston’s Jackie MacMullan reminds us that Garnett is battling bone spurs. And she uses an adjective that strikes fear in my heart – painful.

KG, the centerpiece of the team’s defensive soul, is battling a minor hip injury and painful bone spurs that appear to float between his foot and ankle. Team sources confirmed Thursday they remain a hindrance to Garnett, but he will play in Game 3, buoyed by the 18,000 plus disciples who will delight as he lathers himself into a proper pregame Garden froth.

Yikes. If there’s anything we learned from KG’s injury in 2009, it’s that bone spurs just don’t go away.

Before you vomit up breakfast, take solace in this fact:

Since Garnett joined the Celtics, the team is a perfect 13-0 in home playoff games following a road loss in the same postseason, according to research by ESPN Stats & Information. Garnett’s numbers in those games: 21.4 points a game, 10.8 rebounds, 55.4 percent shooting and 80.3 percent free throw shooting.

There’s no place like home.

There’s no place like home.

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  • http://twitter.com/kgowns Tim

    ray had bone spurs last year. completely limited him.

    • eddysamson

      he looked AWFUL because of that last year, it was pretty sad.

  • JJy

    Your guys’ graphics have been hilarious lately! I especially loved the apple turnovers one. (or any other fruit I suppose)

  • tvor03

    I’m in the corner that says KG is gonna retire at the end of the season. Hip pointers, bone spurs, abdominal strains – Father Time is collecting his due.