Jermaine O’Neal told WEEI this morning that he and the Celtics are pondering whether surgery’s his best option. (WEEI Twitter)
Jermaine O’Neal on WEEI right now: We had a meeting this morning to decide “what may or may not have to be done” to fix his knee problem.
Jermaine O’Neal acknowledged surgery was something he and the team discussed before and that they “may be looking at that situation now”
I wrote a piece for CelticsBlog about O’Neal’s latest injury setback. In the piece, I attempt to answer the following questions.
Will the Celtics get anything out of Jermaine O’Neal? And I don’t mean in the near future, either. I mean ever. Will the Celtics ever get anything productive from Jermaine O’Neal? Or will his whole stint in Boston become entirely stained by injuries, the injuries that have limited O’Neal to two double-digit scoring games in his first three months as a Celtic?
At this point, they’re fair questions to ask. The Celtics have already shut down O’Neal once, for a month and a half. He finally returned to the court, and instantly his knee swelled up. Doc Rivers is “concerned,” and O’Neal admits the knee problems aren’t likely to go away. ”To be honest with you guys, there’s going to be times when the knee is not going to react well,” O’Neal told ESPN Boston less than a week ago. “I know that, the team knows that. I’m not trying to hide that from anybody.”