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According to ESPN Boston, Jermaine O'Neal aggravated an old wrist injury during game 2 of the Celtics - Knicks playoff series on Tuesday night:

Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal aggravated a left wrist injury during the first half of Tuesday's game and needed to return to the locker room to ice what the team termed a mild sprain.

O'Neal originally tore cartilage in the wrist while taking a preseason charge in Toronto. He's worn a brace during the limited action he's logged this season, but appeared to aggravate the injury while taking a key charge from Stoudemire in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Game 1 triumph.


O'Neal could be seen grabbing at the wrist immediately after that play and further tweaked it during the first quarter Tuesday. He returned to the locker room with team physician Dr. Brian McKeon and iced the wrist after an eight-minute first-quarter stint. He returned to the bench early in the second quarter and checked in with 7:54 to go, hitting a jumper less than a minute later.
Jermaine will have a couple days to rest the injury before going into game 3 on Friday at Madison Square Garden, but it's hard not to look at JO's limited production in game 2 as opposed to game 1 on Sunday, where he scored 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, and blocked 4 shots. In Tuesday's game 2, he only scored 2 points, got 3 rebounds, and blocked 2 shots.

Hopefully the fallout in scoring is more a product of Rondo taking over offensively as opposed to Jermaine's aggravated wrist. We need Jermaine to contribute like he did in game 1, especially with Shaq out indefinitely.

Danielle Hobeika 4/20/2011 02:22:00 AM Edit
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10 Responses so far.

  1. Bohemian says:

    Anybody tired of the commentators? Steve Kerr was all Knick last night, all the time complaining about the lack of Billups or Amare but not mentioning that we had none of the O'Neals available for the end of the game...

    Steve Kerr, go and buy yourself some Knick memorabilia. It's all you'll have to remember after we sweep the next two at NY.

  2. ronit07 says:

    Bohemian, he was a knicks before remember that ^^,wat can we do haters hate plus he is just jealous that he never got wear green because we didn't want him lol :D

  3. Anonymous says:

    @Bohemian and ronito7 so tru but u kno wat u gota let them be..i watch ESPN every morning from mike and mike in the morning to first&10 and the C's are not even a fav to win the East or playoffs..they have faith in everyone except the C's..so f*** them..WE GONNA WIN THIS SERIES,THE EAST AND THE PLAYOFFS>>GO CELTICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. TomasR says:

    Are there any news as to when is Shak returning?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I watched the game on comcast. It's still one sided but at least it's my side.

    -@calico758 via Twitter

  6. Anonymous says:

    someone better tell JO not to Jack off till the playoffs end.

  7. Karl says:

    I mean Amare and Billups are much bigger losses than the O'Neals. Let's not go overboard here.

  8. harakeeri says:

    Bring out the brooms, we gonna sweep NY. LOL

  9. .chuckT. says:

    LOL@Bohemian
    i noticed also. I wish we had Reggie w/Marv or Reggie w/Harlan..LOL - Reggie likes us :)

    anyway - hopefully JO will be ok throughout the stretch. He has been great for us every since he returned in March.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Danny Ainge is the biggest fool in professional organized sports!!! He traded away the anchor of the defense that helped him when the championship in 2008,and the same guy he lost to injury is the reason why the couldnt win last year. This year he decides to rely on a 39 yr old injury prone man. What sense does this make? the best thing he could do is resign right now !!! What he got in return for K. Perkins is absolutely nothing. What kind of GM move is that?

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