Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Paul Pierce ruled out for final preseason game

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics, Celtics News, State Of The Celtics

Paul Pierce is apparently still suffering from a right heel injury that first acted up at the beginning of training camp and he won't play in the Celtics' final preseason game against Toronto on Wednesday. Doc Rivers commented on Pierce's injury.

"I'm concerned," Doc Rivers said on Tuesday. "I'm not concerned long-term, but I am concerned short term." 

Oh, goody gumdrops. So it doesn't exactly sound like a ringing endorsement that Pierce will be out there Christmas Day. Pierce is questionable at best and his primary backup in Jeff Green is out for the season—and the season hasn't even tipped off yet. Fantastic.

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