Some quotes from Doc Rivers today in Waltham, as the team ran a four-hour practice, with some longer breaks staggered in. Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green did not practice with the team during the session, and Doc shared some concern over Green’s condition:
“It is a concern. It is a big concern. When anything is red-flagged you are concerned. Waiting for the test results to come back, I think we will know by tonight or tomorrow.”
Doc also addressed how Jeff was handling the setback:
“He isn’t handling it great, because one thing he wanted to do was start early. He didn’t want to fall behind, because that was one of the things he thought that hurt him when he was traded, so obviously he is frustrated.”
Clearly not a happy situation for everyone involved, but we should know more about how serious the Green mystery ailment is tomorrow, before the team practices at the TD Garden.
We also got a couple updates from Doc on the minor injuries to Paul and Rajon:
“Pierce practiced yesterday, but his foot got sore, so we decided to shut him down for a couple days. Eddie (The C’s trainer) thought we should sit him a couple days.”
Doc on Rondo’s injury:
“Rondo did some stuff today, but we didn’t want him running. It’s a sprained ankle but it’s too early to push that. Eddie thinks a couple days for him too.”
More on the way from rookie JaJuan Johnson later tonight…..