Breaking News: Kevin Garnett leaves game with right knee injury

Kevin Garnett suffered what the Celtics are calling “strained right knee” late in the second quarter of tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.

The injury occurred when Garnett jumped while looking for a lob-pass in transition.  Garnett jumped, then landed and instantly grabbed his knee and pointed to the bench.

K.G. was wearing a sleeve over the knee and went directly to the locker room following the play.  Celtics GM Danny Ainge told TNT’s Cheryl Miller that the Garnett had been experience soreness in his knee for a couple of weeks.

There is no word on whether or not K.G. will undergo an MRI on his right knee, and for right now the Celtics are not saying that the injury is severe.

I watched the play live and on replays, and it appeared that the injury could be serious.  It looked as if Garnett felt pain when he planted his feet to jump, suggesting that he may have suffered ligament damage.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.  As always, stay tuned.

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