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Kendrick Perkins Out with Torn MCL, PCL

Tough news to swallow. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Tough news to swallow. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Tough news from the Globe:

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins walked into Staples Center on crutches this afternoon and told reporters he has torn MCL and PCL ligaments in his right knee. The injury ends any chance that Perkins will play in tomorrow's Game 7.

"He's not going to go, I can tell you that now," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "We're not going to do an MRI until we get back. Once they did the tests that they did on him and they realized he couldn't play well, there was no reason to send him to an MRI, too. That will come, and then we'll make a determination on what we have to do."

"I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me," Perkins said. "It's an important game, it's not about me. It's about winning the title."

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