Paul Pierce suffered another “stinger” during practice today, aggravating his shoulder injury, and might have to miss Wednesday night’s game against Oklahoma City Thunder. (Boston Globe)
“He got hurt again, it’s a stinger,” coach Doc Rivers said. “Same exact reaction, looked worse. Eddie (Lacerte) says it’s a stinger and if it’s a stinger he’ll be fine. You get concerned two days, a game and a practice, and the exact same thing happens. He just got picked and he went down so we’ll find out.
“You can play a guy five minutes and that can happen. Nothing you can do about that. Good news it’s not a shoulder separation, or anything and probably the worst case is he misses a game or two. That’s not all bad — obviously you’d rather have him.”
According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Doc said he hasn’t considered a starter to replace Pierce, but Marquis Daniels ended practice with the first unit.
Now, the good news: Kendrick Perkins practice today and is expected to play tomorrow night against the Thunder. One gets healthy, another goes down: Sounds a lot like most of the season.