Wallace tears meniscus, may miss rest of year

Wallace tears meniscus, may miss rest of year
February 28, 2014, 12:45 pm
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WALTHAM, Mass. — The injury news continues to get worse for the Boston Celtics who now must deal with Gerald Wallace possibly being out for the rest of the season.

The veteran wing has a torn meniscus which will be surgically repaired soon. In addition, he has bone spurs that the team was planning to have surgically repaired during the offseason.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said the 6-7 wing was complaining of some knee soreness and went to see a doctor on Thursday.

He had an MRI performed and it showed a torn meniscus.

"So he's sitting there, he had no idea," Stevens said. "I feel bad for him. I told you many times, he's a warrior. He plays through anything and everything."

But it appears this injury will sideline him for potentially the rest of the season.

Wallace's impact can not be measured statistically.

He plays with a great amount of energy and hustle, the kind of character traits you want a veteran sprinkling on to a team with as much youth as the Celtics have this season.

"Gerald has been fun to watch," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, told CSNNE.com in a phone interview. "Our fans enjoy him, I enjoy him. He can come into a game and inspire the guys around him with his enthusiasm and passion for the game. It's unfortunate that this has happened to him."