As if one procedure to cure his infection wasn’t enough to make our hearts drop, Paul Pierce had to undergo a second surgery after the first one was unsuccessful.
Via the Globe:
Celtics captain Paul Pierce said he had a second procedure to clear an infection from his right knee last week after the first was unsuccesful. There is no timetable for Pierce’s return, though it is not assumed that the extra procedure will keep him out substantially longer than originally thought.
Pierce says he is day-to-day. He will travel with the Celtics on their next road trip but has not set a target date to return to game action.
“It’s getting better,” said Pierce. “I’m feeling pretty good. Right now it’s day-to-day. There’s no timetable on it.”
The Globe then goes on to say that Pierce has yet to even begin jogging since the procedures. How he’s day-to-day without being able to jog boggles my mind, but….
UPDATE: According to Chris Forsberg’s Twitter account, Pierce still can’t bend his knee fully backwards yet. Great news!
(*Pulling own hair and pounding head into wall*)