It’s been good news recently for the Celtics’ big men. Kevin Garnett returned last night. Kendrick Perkins is back and practicing. But we will have to wait another day before learning anything more about Jermaine O’Neal’s status.
Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe had this report:
Jermaine O’Neal went to New York yesterday to get a second opinion on his swollen left knee, but because of weather conditions in the Northeast, he hasn’t made it back to Boston to discuss his options with Celtics president Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers.
O’Neal, who has missed 24 games because of issues with his surgically repaired left knee, was considering surgery. The decision hinged on how long the procedure would keep him off the floor and whether he’d be better of playing through the swelling.
Though O’Neal had hoped to have a plan by today, Ainge said he didn’t expect any decisions to be made immediately.
“Nothing’s going to happen right now,” Ainge said. “Except determining a course of action.”
Ainge said he and Rivers would likely sit down with O’Neal Wednesday to go over the next steps, until then O’Neal will continue to miss games.