Celtics president Danny Ainge confirmed that injured All-Star forward Kevin Garnett was sent back to Boston for evaluation on his injured right knee and is expected to miss the final three games of a six-game West road trip. The All-Star is slated to see Dr. Brian McKeon tomorrow at New England Baptist Hospital tomorrow. Garnett strained his right knee in the second quarter during last night's game at Utah. The rest of the Celtics' road trip that includes games at Phoenix on Sunday, Denver on Monday and the Clippers on Wednesday. "We are being cautious," said Ainge, via text message.
[from the forums] Jon Barry just reported on ESPN that he heard "it's gonna be a month" before KG returns. - [unconfirmed]
Kevin Garnett, who left last night's game after straining his right knee in the second quarter of the Celtics' 90-85 loss to the Jazz, has returned to Boston on his own to get an MRI, according to ESPN. We'll have more details coming this morning.
Update: WEEI is reporting that KG will miss the rest of the road trip. (h/t to Bankshot)
Garnett will stay in Boston for the remaining three games of the Celtics' West Coast trip, Danny Ainge, the team's executive director of basketball operations, told ESPN NBA analyst Jackie MacMullan.
The Celtics' road trip continues with a game against the Suns in Phoenix on Sunday. Boston returns home next Friday to play Indiana.
Still no word on the results of the MRI.
Update: No MRI Results until Saturday (see above)