Now either MacMullan was dead wrong, or the Celtics' medical staff is making a big mistake. I've never heard of players resting bone spurs. Ray Allen battled bone spurs in his right ankle his last season in Boston. He had surgery to remove them in the offseason.
Bone spurs don't simply go away. There were many times this last season where Garnett was limping around the court because of his ankle. He even missed a big chunk of the end of the regular season with the injury.
If it is indeed bone spurs and Garnett does come back, the Celtics are taking a big gamble because it only makes sense that the issue could crop up again and sideline the Big Ticket for who knows how long. Or maybe Garnett plans on retiring and doesn't want to deal with the surgery and rehab.
Something's not right here. There is definitely more to this story. Stay tuned.