Vitor Faverani out for the season with knee injury

Vitor Faverani has not appeared in a game for the Celtics since January 28th due to lingering knee soreness, and now we know that the injury will cost him the rest of the season. Via the Celtics:

The Boston Celtics announced today that center Vitor Faverani had successful left knee arthroscopy to repair a torn lateral meniscus at the New England Baptist Hospital. The procedure was performed by Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon and was assisted by Jason Rand, PAC. Faverani will not return this season.

While this isn't huge news, it's a little disappointing that we won't get a chance to see Vitor play down the stretch of this lost season. Faverani is under contract for just over $2 million next season, so giving him some run over these final 20 or so games would have given both Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge a chance to see how Faverani was looking heading into the summer.

Instead Vitor will enter next year's training camp seven and a half months removed from his last NBA action.

There's also the chance that Faverani could be used as a salary equalizer in a trade this summer, as his deal expires after the 2015 season (technically he has a 2015-16 option, but it's fully un-guaranteed).

But hey, no matter what happens this summer, we'll always have the 12 point, 18 rebound, 6 block performance in the second game of the season. Long live Vitor.

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