Re: How hurt is Pierce?
posted at 5/15/2012 10:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: How hurt is Pierce?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: How hurt is Pierce? : I know it is "why". Since you are good at googling medical terminology what is the prognosis for this getting better? I think that my OP was over simplistic. It isn't that I actually do not understand. It is more that if he cannot play any better, or do any better then the Celtics are done. My question was more around the prognosis for recovery and whether it will improve. Because if Pierce can't get his own shot, or drive to the basket then the season is over. The Celtics have no one else (besides Rondo) on the entire team capable of consistently getting his own shot.
Posted by snakeoil123[/QUOTE]
I posted his prognosis on some other threads but here it is again. Recovery time would depend on the degree of the sprain. Since he is playing and not sitting out, a courtside educated guess would be he has a first degree sprain, the least severe one. Generally, that's a 2 weeks recovery time to be 100%.
If this was the regular season, he'd probably be out 10 games.
This is why I posted Doc should sit him down for Game 3, hope the C's can win and regain HCA, then gametime decision him for Game 4.
That would give him 3-6 days rest. Not enough to be 100%, but better.
Kirk6 posted Doc should sit him for the remainder of this series.
I know we have to beat Philly to advance, but if we do, the competition gets stiffer, and that light at the end of tunnel is probably a freight train with OKC plastered on it.
Real tuff decision for Doc. Gotta think both about winning now and later.