NBA.com’s David Aldridge’s report shows both sides of the story:
The team does not know for sure if Pierce’s foot is broken after X-rays taken Tuesday; more tests are scheduled. But it “looks that way,” the league source said.
Another league source, while acknowledging that Pierce hurt his foot Monday, also said there was not yet definitive word that Pierce broke his foot and that the injury “might be a lot less serious” than that. Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said Tuesday evening that the team’s medical staff had yet to make a determination of the extent of Pierce’s injury.
The Celtics are hopeful that even if the foot is broken that Pierce won’t be out of the lineup for long. But they are not yet certain of that.
CSNNE talked to Danny Ainge, and he told them that the extent of Pierce’s injury is still unknown. Strictly on speculation, I believe, A. Sherrod Blakely asserted that since Pierce’s x-rays were seemingly inconcluslive, the bone likely isn’t broken.
But Danny Ainge says the team doesn’t yet know the extent of the foot injury, which Pierce suffered in Monday night’s game at Washington.
“We just don’t know,” the Celts’ general manager told Comcast SportsNet’s Gary Tanguay. “We basically don’t know the extent of the injury. The doctors don’t have all the information to make the decision.
If you ask me, if the x-rays showed the bone probably wasn’t broken, Ainge would have likely come out and said it. But you never know with the Celtics. They don’t exactly have much transparency regarding injuries.
It’s all far too Belichickian for me.