I interrupt the regularly scheduled trade rumors to bring you news that will, quite appropriately, induce a scowl. Kendrick Perkins, who banged his knee yesterday and was diagnosed with a bruised knee, actually suffered a strained MCL. The injury is to Perk’s left knee, or, in other words, the one that had been his healthy knee.
According to CSNNE’s Jessica Camerato, Perkins is listed as day-to-day. But he is now expected to miss at least the remainder of Boston’s Western Conference road trip, which concludes Monday after games in Denver, Los Angeles (Clippers) and Utah.
The Celtics could be considering a trade of Semih Erden, whose size and potential intrigues teams such as the Cavaliers (who could offer Anthony Parker in return). But Perk’s injury could cause the Celtics to lean towards keeping the Turk. Though Perk is listed as day-to-day, this injury only highlights the fragile nature of Boston’s roster, and their need to hold on to any and all capable big men.
Get well soon, Perk. May your day-to-day listing be true.