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Jermaine O'Neal out 2-3 weeks with knee injury

Posted on: November 15, 2010 2:05 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:46 pm
Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal is out two weeks with a knee injury. Posted by Ben Golliver

Boston Celtics big man Jermaine O'Neal has been dealing with left knee issues, which caused him to miss the Celtics' last two games -- against the Miami Heat and the Memphis Grizzlies -- and saw him play just 10 minutes in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks last week.  The Celtics report on their official Twitter account that Celtics coach Doc Rivers told the media on Monday that O'Neal' "will miss 2-3 weeks [with the knee injury], but that timetable could change because tests/evaluations are ongoing." The Celtics front court is already depleted due to center Kendrick Perkins' knee injury suffered during last year's playoffs. Shaquille O'Neal also missed five consecutive games earlier this season with a bruised right knee, but was able to play 20+ minutes against both Miami and Memphis. Jermaine O'Neal had started in Shaquille O'Neal's absence. The injuries have led power forward Kevin Garnett to log heavy time, as he's played at least 32 minutes a night in the team's last seven games.  Same thing for Glen Davis, who has been quite productive for Boston, averaging 11.3 points in 31.1 minutes so far this year. Jermaine O'Neal's knee injury is by no means crippling for the Celtics, who sit atop the Eastern Conference with a record of 8-2, but obviously the more miles that both O'Neals can manage, the better, as it makes life easier on Boston's other big men.  The Celtics are off until Wednesday, when they host John Wall and the Washington Wizards in Boston. That game begins a stretch of eight games in two weeks, including two back-to-backs.
Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 9:40 am
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Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 11:09 pm

Jermaine O'Neal out 2-3 weeks with knee injury

WHAT? The other O'Neal sister is now injured? That is unheard of.
The 2 worst players the Celts have are both named O'Neal.
They both have already crumbled 10 games into the season.
Expect the Celts to run into the same type of injury situations as they had last year.
Will they recover for the playoffs? That is the 64K question

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 8:43 pm

Jermaine O'Neal out 2-3 weeks with knee injury

Stand down Goober. When healthy O'Neal gives the Celtic bench another big for rebounding and shot blocking. Something the Celtics lacked last year. With Perk out we need all the bigs we can get. I don't see anybody else out there worth a cup of coffee. Celtics will be turning it up a notch with Delonte ready for action as well, allowing Nate to go back to 2 guard. O'Neal gives guys like KG, Shaq, etc a coupl eof min rest each game which adds up in May/June. See you all in the finals against LA again! Peace!

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 7:05 pm

Jermaine O'Neal out 2-3 weeks with knee injury

Just cut him. He's not even good anymore when healthy, which is like never.

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