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Friday, 29 March 2013 07:43

Danny Ainge: Kevin Garnett injury not a repeat of 2009

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Kevin Garnett

Danny Ainge joined WEEI on Thursday. In their weekly discussion, Ainge was asked about Kevin Garnett's health. "It's much better today than it was yesterday and I think he just could use some rest. On top of that, KG has just little nicks, bumps and bruises that could use some healing time. He's got a sore calf muscle as well. It's just good for him to take some time off and get fresh. But the biggest concern right now is the inflammation in his foot."
Danny Ainge

on Kevin Garnett injuries

Fans of the Boston Celtics still have 2009 fresh in their minds. The on and off again rhetoric from Celtics' front office officials teased fans with a possible return to action for Garnett. That was until the front office shut Garnett down, the week leading up to the payoffs.

Fans were certainly jaded. It was further displayed during a similar situation with Shaq' in 2011.

Ainge furthered his statement when admitting that Garnett should not require any off-season surgeries this year.

"I don't think that surgery is inevitable or we need to get through the year and he's going to go in for surgery right after the year. That's the difference between (2009) and now. What we're doing is we're doing what we think is best for KG's long-term health, and what's best for the team," Ainge said. "Usually it goes hand-in-hand, what's best for the player, and his future, is usually what's best for the team as well. But I don't know if KG could play tonight if tonight was a Game 7 of the NBA Finals. My guess is he probably could. But I don't know how good he would be. He does have a little bit of a limp, but it doesn't matter. Right now, it's best for him not to play on it and aggravate it."

Sounds like we will see very little of Garnett in the next 7-10 days. That's not a negative as the C's veterans require as much rest as possible to insure their freshness entering the second season.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Quotes courtesy of ESPN/Forsberg

Nick Gelso

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