Greg Stiemsma Injury: Stiemsma exits Staples Center in walking boot, Celtics in market for another big
If you’re a Boston Celtics big man, wear a layer of bubble wrap at all times and most definitely stay away from black cats.
Greg Stiemsma is the latest Celtics paint dweller to come down with an injury (or potential cardiac issue, in Chris Wilcox’s case); the Stiemer needed a walking boot to exit the Staples Center Sunday. (ESPN Boston)
As if the Celtics needed anything else to worry about with their bigs, rookie center Greg Stiemsma, who did not play the final 13 minutes on Sunday, left the Staples Center with a walking boot on his right foot, apparently a precautionary measure as he moved around the locker room without issue immediately after the game. Stiemsma endured right foot ailments while in college at Wisconsin.
Doc Rivers confirmed that Boston is in the market for another big man. Preferably, whoever they add will have a proclivity for rebounds.
“Obviously, we’re looking to grab a big from somewhere, hopefully not by giving away a player, but hopefully by going another route,” Rivers said. “With Chris’ situation, the tough part about it is, we don’t know if he’s going to come back or not, and the [trade] deadline is coming up. So the quicker, obviously, we find that out, it does help us. We need another [big man] regardless, so we’ll be out there. I don’t think there’s a bunch of teams lining up to help the Celtics.”
And just in case you want nightmares tonight: