The Truth Hurts: Paul Pierce Due for MRI as the Injuries Pile Up for the Celtics

February 13th, 2011 by Dan Hartel Leave a reply »
Following the 85-82 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday afternoon, Celtics forward Paul Pierce revealed he is currently battling right hand and left foot injuries.

In a postgame conference, this is what Pierce had to say:

"Right now...just battling a couple of minor injuries, my hand and my foot. I think that explains my tentativeness and my off-shooting today. I told Doc that I really didn't have it today, but I would try to grind it out and thank goodness we came away with the win."

Pierce stated that he injured his foot "about a week ago," and that he injured his hand yesterday in practice and aggravated it again while playing today.

His foot injury is serious enough to warrant an MRI, scheduled for Monday. Pierce hopes this will help indicate what exactly is wrong with his foot.

Pierce, who scored just one point on 0-10 shooting against the Heat, clearly wasn't himself. I thought it was the after effects of the flu bug that caused him to miss practice last Wednesday, but he insisted that he wasn't sick for Sunday's game.

If the Celtics' injury problems aren't bad enough already, they could pote ...

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