Found April 24, 2012 on Red's Army:
Greg Stiemsma's been battling foot issues for a while now, so this is no surprise.  A. Sherrod Blakely reports Stiemsma is joining Ray Allen on the bench tonight for sure. Rondo was considered possible for tonight, but there were some conflicting reports out of practice.  One report from CSNNE's Carolyn Manno was that Rondo is suffering back spasms and he wasn't moving well.  Other reports were that he'd try to go tonight.  It's possible Rondo will try to loosen up his back and still go tonight, and he just doesn't need shoot-around.  We'll have to wait and see.  Mickael Pietrus' knee is little different.  I'm not sure what to make of that.  It's the surgically repaired knee that sapped his aggressiveness earlier this year.  He's so much better when he's more than just a spot-up shooter, but I'm starting to wonder if he'll fall back into that habit if his knee is an issue going forward.  

Ray Allen reveals bone spurs in injured ankle

And to think I believed we could blame Ray Allen’s injury entirely on his over-sized calves.Allen, who earlier attributed some of his ankle pain to the aforementioned and ridiculously-sculpted calves, revealed Monday that he has bone spurs rolling around his ankle, which contributed to the swelling that has kept him from playing in the last seven games.He is expected to miss...

Ray Allen has bone spurs in his ankle

WEEIThe Celtics conducted practice on Monday, but did so with Ray Allen (ankle), Mickael Pietrus (knee), Rajon Rondo (back) and Greg Stiemsma (foot) all watching from the sidelines. The Celtics still have a chance at grabbing homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs and coach Doc Rivers said he would play Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and any other player who was ready...

Doc Rivers thinks Ray Allen will be ready for the playoffs

Doc Rivers didn’t seem like he had any real medical basis for his belief. Boston’s head coach has spoken several times over the past week or two about the growing concern surrounding Ray Allen’s ankle. But when asked whether uncertainty about Allen’s status made it all the more important that the team’s backup wings performed admirably last night in extended minutes,...

Boston Celtics injury report: Rondo, Pietrus, Stiemsma, Allen updates

The Boston Celtics practiced Monday, a noticeable fact given that Doc Rivers’ crew has only had three practices since March, if I’m not mistaken. The latest session was marred by those who did not participate, with Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Mickael Pietrus and Greg Stiemsma all absent due to assorted injuries.Allen noted that bone spurs have been found in his ankle, which can’t...

Horford, Pachulia to miss time & Doc optimistic on Allen

#Hawks C @Al_Horford (pectoral) says he's out for 1st round vs. #Celtics. Hopes to play in 2nd round. — Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 25, 2012 #Hawks also planning to be without C Zaza Pachulia (foot) for start of series vs. #Celtics. — Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) April 25, 2012 ESPN Boston, Chris Forsberg Celtics coach Doc Rivers acknowledged prior to...

Doc Rivers talks about Ray Allen in Playoffs: “I do think he will be ready”

The Boston Celtics have a long history of down-playing injuries to key players. Doc Rivers, the man who never claimed to be a doctor, has taken a familiar tone regarding Ray Allen‘s ankle/foot injury. In post-seasons’ past, the Celtics have handled injury issues with Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Garnett with similar rhetoric regarding the timeline [...]

Celtics' Allen still dealing with ankle injury

The Boston Celtics are limping into the playoffs. Mikael Pietrus, Rajon Rondo, and Greg Stiemsma have all been hit by the injury bug but should be ready come playoff time, however, a huge cog in the Cetics' machine, Ray Allen, is still dealing with nagging bone spurs in his ankle. “The other day when it swelled,” Allen said, “they say they could be the size of a grain...

Four injured Celtics all miss shootaround; Pietrus out tonight for sure

All four injured Celtics — Rajon Rondo, Mickael Pietrus, Greg Stiemsma and Ray Allen — missed shootaround this morning as the Celtics prepared to meet the Miami Heat on national television, according to CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely.Though I assume TNT people aren’t overly excited to hear that at least half of Boston’s top eight players will miss tonight’s game, Doc Rivers...

Miami-Boston Game Preempted for M*A*S*H

Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and a host of others did not play for the Boston Celtics. The offense was carried by Aleksandar Pavlovic with 16 points, surpassing his previous season high by 6 points. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James did not play for Miami, which was led by Dexter Pittman (12 points) and James Jones (11 points). If you missed this game, I’m sure...

Celtics Focused on Playoffs Over Free Agency, Offseason Additons Unlikely to Include Lamar Odom

The Boston Celtics are about to start yet another postseason, hoping to raise banner 18 to the rafters at the TD Garden. The 2011-12 season has been an unpredictable one for the C's, and the playoffs could shape to be a wild ride as well. Many questions have arisen as to whether the Celtics can make a deep run in the postseason. Luckily for Boston fans,'s Celtics...

Bradley Leads C’s Through Injury Bug

With Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett all forced to miss time due to injuries down the stretch, second-year guard Avery Bradley has stepped his game up to a whole new level.  Because of his strong play, expect him to be a factor off the bench for the C’s in the playoffs.  On Friday against the Atlanta Hawks, with home-court advantage at stake, Avery Bradley was...

Boston Celtics: Rajon Rondo shows his warm heart Tuesday night

On Tuesday night, while the Boston Celtics threw together a roster most fans have not seen or recognized, Kevin Garnett, Mikael Pietrus, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Greg Stiemsma rested. One resting Celtic that showed his warm heart by meeting with a fan who had his life threatened by a stray bullet. Yes, you heard [...]

Join Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The Celtics have just one game remaining on their regular season slate, and then it's officially playoff time. It seems like the C's punched their ticket to the Big Dance a long time ago, so you can bet Boston is ready to get this year's postseason under way. The Celtics will square off with the Atlanta Hawks in Round 1, although a win and a Hawks loss on Thursday night...

LeBron, Wade and Bosh will NOT play tonight

I had a feeling Miami's trio would sit once I saw reports the Heat were practicing hard this morning. This is a perfect scenario for the Celtics. They should be able to secure the win without taxing any of the core players. But we all know how they play when they should win. Good news about Mickael Pietrus.   
Celtics News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.