There were positive developments on the Celtics’ front Thursday afternoon, a day after Paul Pierce underwent surgery for an infection in his right knee.
First, Pierce might be able to return sooner than the two weeks originally estimated. Second, Kevin Garnett (right thigh bruise) practiced at full speed and will play against the Orlando Magic Friday. Third, forward Glen Davis (broken right hand) could be activated against the Magic.
Also, Pierce could be back quicker than the originally stated two weeks:
Rivers said Pierce’s return was a “guesstimate by a doctor who never played basketball.”
“I think it may be shorter than two weeks,” Rivers said of Pierce.
Sorry for the short post…
I just played basketball for the first time in about four months. For a guy who used to be a college basketball player, I am in the worst shape in my life and, quite frankly, I suck. Kind of like Glen Davis in today’s practice:
Davis, who was injured in a fight with a friend on even of the season-opener, “went through whole practice, he sucked but he didn’t injure himself, so that’s good,” Rivers said.
He’ll be fine once he works himself back into game shape, I’m sure. But for now, he’s like me…
Fat, out of shape, and not the player he once was.