For all the consternation over his fairly frequent calling out of teammates and all the money he’s owed, Gerald Wallace has never gone out there and coasted. He is still “Crash” Wallace, going 100% all of the time. Which makes this news disappointing:
Wallace has torn meniscus. Could have knee and ankle surgery soon. Chance his season is done.
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) February 28, 2014
The ankle surgery would be to remove bone spurs which have developed.
The bottom line here is that Gerald Wallace’s season is probably over, and if you care to look at from the business perspective, so are the chances of someone taking Wallace in any kind of trade. Who’s going to take a guy owed $20 million for two more years who is fresh off knee and ankle surgery?
In other injury news relayed by the Celtics today: Avery Bradley is improving and will be re-evaluated next week. Jared Sullinger’s return from a mild concussion is now in the hands of the medical staff, so he might play tomorrow. Vitor Faverani might also need surgery to repair his knee.
The good news? Tomorrow is March first, which begins the final full month of the NBA season. After that it’s 8 games in April and we will toss some dirt on this season.