During an interview on WEEI radio this morning, Celtics coach Doc Rivers didn’t have any new information on Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, who left last night’s game versus the Pistons with a leg injury.
“I can’t tell you much more than what you know already. They’re going to do more tests today, I think they’ll do an MRI. We do think it’s muscle-related, we don’t think it has anything to do with the knee, but we don’t know. So we’re just going to wait and see,” Rivers said.
Rivers did provide an update on guard Rajon Rondo, who has been sidelined by a sprained ankle since Dec. 15.
“Rondo is day-to-day. I don’t know if we’ll see him tomorrow or not, but he’s getting close,” Rivers said. “So far, each time he’s worked out, there’s been some swelling, and that’s a concern. So we’re going to take it slow, we’re not going to push him back, we’re just going to wait until he’s ready to play.”
How will Rivers fill the void left by Garnett’s injury?
“It’ll be a shorter rotation, clearly. We don’t have a lot of bigs left. Right now, we would probably start Baby [Glen Davis], with Shaq [Shaquille O’Neal], and then you’ve got JO [Jermaine O’Neal] coming off the bench. From there you may use Luke [Harangody], you may go with a smaller lineup with Marquis [Daniels]. As a staff, we really haven’t talked about it much, but that’s probably what we would do.”
Rivers also said there is no timetable for the return of center Kendrick Perkins, who has been out since last season’s playoffs because of a knee injury.