Pierce has surgery

The Celtics announced today that Paul Pierce had successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow at New England Baptist Hospital.

Pierce is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately under the medical staff’s supervision and is expected to return by the start of training camp in Ocotber.

The Celtics captain and five-time NBA All-Star posted a career year last season when he averaged a career-high 26.8 points (on 47.1 percent field goal shooting), 6.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 39.0 minutes per game.

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