(WALTHAM, Mass.) — Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett is expected to miss approximately two weeks with inflammation in his left ankle.
ESPN.com reported that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge believes Garnett initially hurt his ankle during the team’s game versus New Orleans last Wednesday, and continued to play on it during Friday’s game versus Dallas.
While the team does not have a concrete plan on how to deal with the injury, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers knows what he prefers.
“Whatever they decide, if they give me option of, ‘You can play him every third game or give him two weeks’ rest,’ I can tell you right now, I’m going to say two weeks’ rest — if it’s my decision,” Rivers said. “They usually never leave it up to me, but if it was my decision, that’s where I would go. Because at the end of the day, I want him right and I don’t want him half-right.”
The 36-year-old Garnett has averaged 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds this season for Boston.
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