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According to head coach Doc Rivers, Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will be out another 10-14 days while he continues to recover from a hyper-extension in his surgically repaired right knee. KG has been doing nothing other than light shooting in practice since Dec. 28, and Rivers insists his forward feels “pretty good.”
“I’m pretty sure [Garnett will return] in the next 10 days,” Rivers said. “He started working out today for the first time, now it’s just a conditioning thing. We want to make sure he gets strong, gets back in shape. He literally hasn’t done anything. We figure about 10 days to two weeks, but I figure it’s more like 10 days with him. Trying to hold him down for those extra four would be extra difficult.”
Rivers said the break away from games, and practice too, has been good for KG.
“He’s literally not done a thing and that’s a minor miracle,” Rivers said. “It’s been great for him. He feels good.”
While Rivers would prefer to limit KG’s minutes the rest of the season, he had no intention to bench him for rest.
“I would have if he needed it, but it’s not something I was concerned with,” Rivers said. “I do try to limit minutes. But I really think players want to play. When you sit them, it throws them more out of rhythm.”