In tonight’s 94-91 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, the Boston Celtics got hit with another injury. Leandro Barbosa injured his knee late in the third quarter and immediately it didn’t look too good. Barbosa couldn’t even put weight on his knee and was carried back to the locker room. After the game Doc Rivers said it doesn’t look great and according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, don’t expect to see him again this season.
Barbosa will have an MRI tomorrow, but from the sound of things, the results are not likely to be negative. Barbosa now joins Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger who are both done for the season with injuries. The Celtics can’t afford another hit to the roster, and will need to find a replacement soon, before they go on their second west coast trip of the season after the All-Star break.
Delonte West is available and could possibly be a consideration for a temporary replacement. There is not a lot out there when it comes to potential options in free agency. This is a major blow, and now Danny Ainge has to contemplate once again whether to keep the team intact or make some roster changes.