Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett reportedly suffered a right calf muscle strain and is expected out for roughly two weeks. Posted by Ben Golliver.
Boston Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett dodged a bullet, as an MRI conducted Thursday after Garnett suffered a leg injury during Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons reportedly revealed only a calf muscle strain in his right leg. The Celtics expect Garnett to miss "a couple of weeks."
It was initially feared that Garnett re-injured his right knee during a dunk attempt, but word came out post-game that he had suffered a leg injury and not a knee injury, which could have potentially derailed Boston's title hopes.
In Garnett's absence, the Celtics will turn to third-year forward Glen Davis, who is averaging career-highs in points (12.1), rebounds (5.7) and minutes (29) so far this season. The Celtics have already tapped their bench this season, using reserve guard Nate Robinson in place of starting point guard Rajon Rondo's absence due to an ankle injury.
Here's the video of Garnett's injury, which occurred during the first quarter of Boston's 104-92 loss to the Pistons in Detroit.
For more coverage of Garnett's injury from Wednesday night, click here.