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Glen Davis will have MRI Thursday on injured knee

Posted on: March 3, 2011 10:02 am
Glen Davis suffering with injured knee, MRI to be done Thursday.
Posted by Matt Moore

When the Celtics elected to trade Kendrick Perkins, they were confident they would be able to survive based on their depth. They signed Troy Murphy in large part to bolster that front office core, but the real work would be done by Kevin Garnett, the O'Neals (both of whom are injured), and Glen Davis. Unfortunately, there's an issue with Davis that has become singificant enough he'll be having some tests done. And it's on his knee. 

Apparently, Davis has been suffering with knee pain for a while, to the point where at several points he wondered if he could play. He continued to do so out of a dedication to the team, but on Wednesday night, From CSNNE: 

But on Wednesday night, the pain got the best of him. Davis suffered a left patella tendon strain going up for shot attempt late in the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns. He was helped off the court by the Celtics team doctor and will undergo an MRI on Thursday.

His status for Friday’s game against the Golden State Warriors has yet to be determined.

via Davis injures knee, will have MRI on Thursday.

Davis' dedication to his teammates in admirable. It really is. But he's got to keep an eye on the long-term. The Celtics don't really need him in March, or February, or even January. They need him in June. Putting unncessary wear and tear on the knee when the Celtics don't absolutely have to have a win jeopardizes their ability to contend when the games really matter. If the training staff was aware of this situation, they should have shut Davis down for a few games a while ago. You're begging for a tear of some sort, which could mean more missed time, or worse, surgery. It doesn't sound like that's the result in this case, but even if it's just a strain, it's more pressure on an injury that doesn't need it. 

Should the Celtics be without Davis on Friday, Troy Murphy will get more run, which may not be a great thing considering how out of shape he appeared and the coaching staff admitted he was Wednesday night. Boy, if only the Celtics had a capable center they could rely on. Oh, wait, no, nevermind, even if they'd kept Perkins, he's out two weeks, too. No win for the C's. 

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:50 am

Glen Davis will have MRI Thursday on injured knee

Oddly enough you cannot be chubby and run around for a living.  He should have played baseball.  You can be as overweight as you want and still play.  If you can't run they just put you at first base or DH in the cleanup spot.  I think he missed his calling.

Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 3:08 pm

Glen Davis will have MRI Thursday on injured knee

Perkins and Davis weren't really interchangeable. Perkins was counted on for a spark of scoring and for being someone who could be fouled and hit free throws. Perkins was counted on for defense. Troy Murphy and/or Jeff Green are going to have to pick up the slack.

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 2:44 pm

Glen Davis will have MRI Thursday on injured knee


Wrote this to you on the Troy Murphy blog post... Curious if you read it:


"Still, if the Lake show can get by the West and either face Boston or Miami in the finals with the minimal front lines that those two teams possess it will be easier to collect banner #17."

I'm glad you stated that you are more concerned about the Thunder now... I think the Spurs are the real deal this year, and something worth worrying about, especially with home court advantage.

However, you just stated that the Celtics have a "minimal" front lines.  So, think about this:

You guys collected banner #16 in a SEVEN-GAME series with the Celtics.  They did not have Kendrick Perkins to close Game #6 or #7...  You won the title in Game 7 when RASHEED WALLACE was relied on to hold down the fort at center.  This year, if Shaq gets healthy, you'll have to deal with a hungry Diesel, Nenad Kristic, and Troy Murphy (PF technically, I know).  They still have Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett of course... 

I like the Celtics chances in a seven games series with Shaq, Kristic, and Murphy to bang around with Pau Gasol and Bynum, rather than Rasheed.  ESPECIALLY if the Celtics have home court advantage this time around...

So, instead of bashing the Celtics for this trade, maybe you should consider that they're a little better than the banged up team you guys took down in Game 7 (Especially with Pierce in better shape this year and Rajon Rondo has improved).  Also, they gave the valuable asset to OKC Thunder, a team which won two games in the first game last year, prior to Russel Westbrook's excellent improvement this year.

I think and hope the Lakers run is over, no three-peat.  I enjoy a good debate, and look forward to you response.  Take care.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:39 am

Glen Davis will have MRI Thursday on injured knee mistake...I just saw that the Celtics traded Perkins...I guess there is now cause for concern.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:38 am

Glen Davis will have MRI Thursday on injured knee

Don't worry Celtic fans....Perkins is on the mend and is supposed to be back in 2 to 3 weeks.

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