There arent enough four letter words to express the disappointment in the Beast lair today as our humble sensei is no longer available in the finals. Torn ACL and PCL Ligaments is the diagnosis.
“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.”
“To tell you the truth, it’s kind of rough,” he said. “You almost think that everything could be over. Coach (Tom) Thibodeau’s going to Chicago, you hear rumors that Doc (Rivers) might retire, guys are coming to the ends of their contracts, so you just don’t know. This might be it.
“All I can do right now is sit on the bench and give support. ”
Perkins has not yet undergone an MRI on his knee, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers said initial tests on Perkins showed enough damage to keep Perkins out of tomorrow night’s game. Further tests could reveal an injury that would keep Perkins out for months. – Source