Thursday, July 8, 2010

Perk To Have Surgery on Monday

This article was originally published for CelticsLife.com


ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg:
"Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that Kendrick Perkins will have surgery on his right knee Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. 
Perkins and the team have delayed surgery this summer in order to allow time to strengthen the muscles around the knee and speed up Perkins' already lengthy recovery. Perkins and Ainge both previously acknowledged that Boston's center could be sidelined into the new calendar year and will miss the start of the 2010-11 season."
Perkins surgery was originally scheduled to be Wednesday but now will be pushed back. According to Ainge, this will allow him to rehab before surgery and shorten his recovery time.

In case you missed it, the C's have signed Jermaine O'Neal to take Perkins place for the first half of the season.

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