Pierce now battling bone bruise on his left knee

According to Forsberg of the worldwide leader local branch, Paul Pierce is now battling a bone bruise on his left knee. He suffered the injury in Philly, but it appeared to affect his play last night in Indiana shooting just 4 of 15 for just 13 points. He did play 34 minutes which is a good sign, but was seen with an ice pack on his knee in postgame interviews. I wouldn’t expect the Captain out of the lineup any time soon, just hopefully it doesn't affect his level of play too much. He was pretty tight-lipped after the game about it, almost Belichick-esque:
"Just a little bruise, it happened [Tuesday] night [in Philadelphia]," Pierce said. "I played, so it’s not a problem."

Another game, another injury, hopefully this is the worst for the rest of the year. I expect a lot of guys to be banged up, just no more big time injuries please (knock on wood).

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