Paul Pierce had and MRI on his injured left foot today and the test revealed only a bruise. Given that the issue is merely a bruise and not anything serious, Pierce will be able to play when the Celtics face the Nets on Wednesday in their last game prior to the All Star break.
As a precaution, Pierce sat out of practice today and will do so again tomorrow leading up to the game. Said head coach Doc Rivers: “There’s some bruinsing, swelling, but he can play, he’s going to play Wednesday. It’s just one of those things where if somebody hits you with a baseball bat on the arm it takes time to heal. He got kicked in the heel a couple games ago, hit on the hand the same way the same game.”
That sound you heard this afternoon was a collective sigh of relief from Celtics fans around the world as everyone had been fearing the worst since news broke about the injury. Injuries are going to happen in the NBA and Celtics fans are realizing that they tend to happen a little more to a team as old as the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics.