Celtics’ Garnett Out At Least 2 More Weeks
Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said forward Kevin Garnett is battling inflammation in his injured left ankle and estimated the team will give him two weeks off to recover. Ainge believes that Garnett initially injured the ankle against New Orleans Wednesday, then played on it in Dallas Friday.
Garnett, who missed practice Monday, sat out Saturday’s game in Memphis and underwent an MRI when the team returned to Boston. Initial test results didn’t alarm team doctors, but Ainge noted the team is being overly cautious to ensure a healthy Garnett for the start of the postseason.
“I’ll guess two weeks, just because we want to make sure he’s really ready” Ainge said of Garnett’s recovery timeline.