What looked like a routine two handed jam, with 49 seconds left in Wednesday’s game with the Phoenix Suns, sent Celtics fans into a state of panic over what could be another key player added to the mounting injury list. Davis landed and immediately began to limp off the court before eventually laying at center court whilst team trainer Eddie Lacerte and team physician Brian McKeon evaluated the situation.
Said Davis following the game: “I don’t really know what’s going on, but I’ll get an MRI tomorrow, it was bothering me the whole year. I’ve just been tough, trying to be available for the team.”
Davis is having a career year averaging 11.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game being one of only 3 Celtics to have played in all 59 games on the season.
Said teammate Kevin Garnett: “We’re back to that injury bug and trying to maneuver around it, unfortunately, Baby’s going to be out. We haven’t got [a lot of time left], but hopefully he’s better than the norm and he’s not out for too long — or he’s [not] out period.”
Should Davis miss any time, expect newly signed forward Troy Murphy to get the bulk of the minutes until the return of center Shaquille O’Neal.
Another day, another injury seems to be the motto of the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics.
Is this the injury that forces team president Danny Ainge to pick up the phone and get Rasheed Wallace back in a C’s uniform? I think so, and based on our recent poll, you think so too!