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Kendrick Perkins Injury Update: Right Knee Sprain

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): Perk will miss Game 7 with a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee.

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins was injured 5:30 remaining in the first quarter of the Celtics’ Game 6 loss to the Lakers, and did not return to action. He was going up for an offensive rebound when he landed awkwardly, and went to the ground clutching his right knee. He was helped off the court and taken in for x-rays. (Watch video of the play)

The NBA later confirmed that Perk suffered a right knee sprain, and his status for Thursday’s Game 7 is pending further medical evaluation.

“The whole team had struggles scoring. I haven’t given that any thought yet on who we would start. It’s pretty easy to figure out, it’ll be one of two guys — Rasheed or Baby — but I’m not sure,” said Doc Rivers. “We’ve got to get better play out of Baby, and I told him that after the game. We do. He has to come with that same spirit he came in the famous Shrek and Donkey game. We need that again, and we need that from everybody.”

The Celtics clearly could use Perk in Game 7 to help the C’s match up with Lakers big men Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum.

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6 comments for “Kendrick Perkins Injury Update: Right Knee Sprain”

  1. I hope his career is over, karma from all the boston trash talking….they are done

    Posted by Boston Sux | June 16, 2010, 7:15 am
  2. Hey Boston Sux,
    Nice. Classy. I’m not a fan of either team, but it’s funny you talk about karma when you wish a dude’s career is over. Just remember, you still work your shitty job…being a fan of overpaid teams like the Lakers or Yankees doesn’t actually make you part of the team. Kobe is getting his $33mil next year whether he wins or not, and winning another title is another achievement for him….you don’t get s**t from it except sorry excuses to act like you are somehow part of the team. But you still have to go back to your insignificance. Have fun!

    Posted by Get Real... | June 16, 2010, 12:17 pm
  3. Well i don’t hope his carrer is over, this would be a bad thing for him and Perk will get better… ya im a lakers fan and i hate Boston but Perk dont deserve to have his carrer end that way.
    Honnestly I hope he play just like Bynum do and we’ll see how LA is better than the C’s.
    When you are fan of a team… Sorry you part of it man; if there is no fan there is no team… Well I don’t consider my self as part of there succes but i like the team i want them to win really bad: and i think this is kinda be part of the team (emotionnaly)

    Posted by Lody | June 16, 2010, 12:54 pm
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    Posted by Video: Kendrick Perkins Injury in Game 6 | Sports of Boston | June 16, 2010, 1:05 pm
  5. lakers are definitely going to win with perk out i hope he gets better but on second thought they still got sheed and he ain’t that bad but we will see lakers in 7 PEACE

    Posted by Mr.Reese | June 16, 2010, 2:12 pm
  6. hey BOSTON SUX,
    the karma will return back to the person wishing, remmember you have also a family,,, feel it.

    Posted by dredd | July 11, 2010, 10:59 pm

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