Kevin Garnett likely out two weeks

30 Dec

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday afternoon an MRI confirmed Kevin Garnett’s injury is a strained right calf muscle and not related to his surgically repaired knee.

Ainge, speaking on Boston sports radio station WEEI, estimated Garnett would miss two weeks with the injury. “It’s actually the muscle just off the side of the leg below the knee,” Ainge explained. “It’s not anything to do with his knee, which is great news. He may be out for a couple of weeks, at the most. … I think that’s on the conservative side.”

Garnett injured the muscle in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s Celtics loss to the Detroit Pistons, leaving the game. He immediately underwent X-rays, which came back negative.
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