Celtics may have lost All-Star forward Paul Pierce for a significant
period of time to a broken left foot, according to a league source.
The team does not know for
sure if Pierce's foot is broken after X-rays taken Tuesday; more tests
are scheduled. But it "looks that way," the league source said.
Celtics are hopeful that even if the foot is broken that Pierce won't
be out of the lineup for long. But they are not yet certain of that.
suffered the injury in the first half of Boston's 99-88 victory over
Washington Monday night when he got tangled up with the Wizards' Caron
Butler going for a loose ball. He said after the game that he thought
he sprained the ankle but didn't believe the injury was serious.
Let's all say it together now: What the F—-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Danny Ainge says the team doesn't yet know the extent of the foot
injury, which Pierce suffered in Monday night's game at Washington.
just don't know," the Celts' general manager told Comcast SportsNet's
Gary Tanguay. "We basically don't know the extent of the injury. The
doctors don't have all the information to make the decision.
"We expect to make an announcement tomorrow."
Not knowing the extent of the injury cannot be considered positive news.