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Tendon keeping Garnett out

Posted by Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff  April 16, 2009 01:28 PM

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Kevin Garnett will miss the NBA playoffs and likely have surgery on his right knee during the offseason, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said today.

The surgery will be to remove a spur in Garnett's knee. But a strained popliteus tendon -- and not the spur -- has affected Garnett's inability to return from a Feb. 19 injury. The tendon strain must heal naturally, and has taken longer than anticipated.

Garnett performed in 53 games before sustaining the injury in Utah, then returned for four games.

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