Wow. I missed this yesterday. Now we know a bit more about why Paul Pierce struggled after the All-Star break—he had another procedure on his right knee, the third such procedure of the season.
Pierce disclosed Monday that he had work done on his right knee for the third time this season after the All-Star Game in Dallas. The first two knee operations took place on Dec. 22 and 25, which forced him to miss five games.
“My knee, after the All-Star break I got it drained, and it took me a few weeks to get the strength back in that,” Pierce said in Utah. “Then I sprained my thumb. It was the little things that were happening to me.”
Pierce said that he came back too quickly and that was why he was struggling after the All-Star Break.
1) Do we know exactly how Pierce’s knee got infected?
2) Why are we only finding out about this procedure now? (Note: This is rhetorical. I know why—teams are secretive).
3) How do we know this won’t happen again?