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Time To Worry?

By a Worried Josh Dhani on 2/2/10

Yes Celtics fans, indeed so. According to NBA.com, Paul Pierce's foot may likely be broken:

Already reeling from a spate of injuries to key players, the Boston Celtics may have lost All-Star forward Paul Pierce for a significant period of time to a broken left foot, according to a league source.

The team does not know for sure if Pierce’s foot is broken after X-rays taken Tuesday; more tests are scheduled. But it “looks that way,” the league source said.

The Celtics are hopeful that even if the foot is broken that Pierce won’t be out of the lineup for long. But they are not yet certain of that.

Pierce suffered the injury in the first half of Boston’s 99-88 victory over Washington Monday night when he got tangled up with the Wizards’ Caron Butler going for a loose ball. He said after the game that he thought he sprained the ankle but didn’t believe the injury was serious.

The 32-year-old was averaging 18.9 points this season on 47 percent shooting, and was named to his eighth All-Star team last month.



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