According to CSNNE Paul Pierce will be out for the next 2 weeks after undergoing anthroscopic irrigation to clean out an infected knee. Via CSNNE.com:
CSNNE.com has learned that Pierce has a knee infection that required a medical procedure, which is expected to sideline him for a couple weeks.
“Obviously, Paul has been such an important part of our success,” Ainge said. “But I look at this as an opportunity for others to step up.”
Team owner Wyc Grousbeck told CSNNE.com that Pierce began feeling discomfort in the knee after Tuesday’s win over Indiana. Grousbeck described the problem as an infection that required drainage, but said he wouldn’t describe it as surgery
“He had the knee rinsed and irrigated, and it will require some antibiotics,” Grousbeck said. “It’s nothing major at all, but it will take some time to come back from.”
This is horrible news going into this tough stretch of games for Celtics fans. In the toughest part of the schedule so far this year, we will not have our leading scorer. Somewhere the team is going to have to make up 18.2 points per game. We really wanted to see if the Celtics had the team to beat the Magic. It speaks volumes if the C’s win without Pierce on Christmas Day, however it will be extremely difficult. Then as we look past Christmas, they have their first west coast trip of the year. Here they will play 3 games in 4 days with a back to back playing the Clippers and Golden State. These games may sound like cake walks, however when the green travels to California to play these games, they are very tough grind it out games. The Celtics have not won in Golden State since the 2003-04 season, despite the average marks put up by the Warriors. Boston was also defeated in LA against the Clippers last year.
After those two they go on to play a team who has beaten them in Phoenix. If the Celtics make it through this with but a scratch, the league is going to have to watch out. The team is going to have to prove again that they have the heart of a champion.
Paul Pierce is expected to play on January 6th in the game at Miami.
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