Ainge: KG likely out 2 weeks

March, 25, 2013
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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Kevin Garnett is battling inflammation in his injured left ankle and estimated that team will give him two weeks off to recover.

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Ainge believes that Garnett initially injured the ankle against New Orleans then played on it in Dallas. He sat out Saturday's game in Memphis and underwent an MRI when the team returned to Boston. Initial test results didn't alarm team doctors, but Ainge noted the team is being overly cautious to ensure a healthy Garnett for the start of the postseason.

"I'll guess two weeks, just because we want to make sure he's really ready" Ainge said of Garnett's recovery timeline.

Added Ainge: "I think it happened in New Orleans game, it was just sore -- just inflammation. A lot of things can cause inflammation; I think everyone has a little bit of inflammation this time of year. KG, we need to get him fresh anyway."

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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