After some confusion over the condition of Kendrick Perkins, Danny Ainge said last night the team now believes that the Celtics center may have torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Game 6 against the Lakers. It was initially believed that Perkins had torn the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligaments in the knee.
Both may also be partially torn, according to Ainge.
All information, based at the moment on an MRI exam, won't be known until Dr. Brian McKeon finally performs the surgery. Though initially penciled in for today, Ainge said last night that Perkins may not have surgery for another week in an attempt to allow the swelling to subside.
Ainge also said it is unknown whether Perkins' recovery from surgery will mean missing the first part of next season.
While it still might be unclear exactly what type of injury Perk is suffering from, it sounds like he won't be 100 percent at the start of next season, which perhaps puts even more pressure on the Celtics to land a quality big man this offseason.
Update: In other injury news, new draftee Avery Bradley will need surgery on his sprained ankle. So much for seeing him in Summer League.