Found December 21, 2011 on SLAM Online:
Paul Pierce’s injured right heel may keep him on the sidelines for the Boston Celtics’ season opener. From the Boston Herald: “Paul Pierce had hoped to participate in practice [Tuesday] and play in [Wednesday] night’s preseason game against the Raptors. But now there are doubts as to whether he’ll be able to go against the Knicks on Christmas Day. Pierce’s bruised right heel acted up following a workout [Monday]. He won’t play [Wednesday] night, and he’s not expected to practice until Friday. ‘He felt good,’ Doc Rivers said. ‘We told him to go out and work. He did some one-on-one work with some of the guys, and his foot was extremely sore (yesterday). Hell, that’s just the way it rolls right now.’”

Your Morning Dump... Where Pierce could miss the opener

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Is he worried about the Knicks game for Pierce? “I’m concerned now,” Rivers said. “For after that, I’m not that concerned, but for the 25th, yeah, I’m concerned about it.” Pierce stayed...

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Celtics Pierce Out Tonight vs. Toronto, Possibly Longer

The Celtics captain, Paul Pierce is expected to miss tonights game against the Toronto Raptors thanks to his nagging heel injury. Pierce has yet to practice with the team and missed Sundays preseason opener also against Toronto. Celtics coach Doc Rivers spoke with the media yesterday on the topic and expressed his concern on the [...]

Pierce out tomorrow

Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #Celtics Paul Pierce (heel ... via kwout Oh boy.  I'm not even sure what to make of this: Doc on Pierce: "I’m [not] concerned long-term, but I’m concerned short-term." They hope to get Pierce to practice on Friday.  Hope.  Yup.. we're off to a rockin' start to the season already.

Doc Rivers 'Concerned' About Paul Pierce's Heel Injury, Captain May Miss Season Opener

Paul Pierce's sore right heel has limited his participation in training camp and will once again keep him out of the lineup when the Celtics take on the Raptors on Wednesday. Pierce's status for Sunday's Christmas Day opener remains up in the air. "I'm concerned, not long-term, but I'm concerned short-term," head coach Doc Rivers said about Pierce'...

Video: Doc Gives Injury Updates, Speaks About Team Chemistry

Doc addressed the media after practice today and voiced his concerns on Paul Pierce's heel injury, as well as praised the team chemistry. He also gave some insights as to what player combinations we might see on the floor together in future games with our bigs.

The Kids Show Their Defense In Celtics' Preseason Finale

With Paul Pierce still out due to his Achilles injury The Celtics rolled with Sasha Pavlovic in the starting lineup. If Paul is going to miss the season opener against New York I'd expect to see the same move. Judging from everything Doc has said Marquis is too valuable off the bench to screw up any chemistry that has actually formed, as little as that might be. The Celtics...

It's wait and see for Pierce

Paul Pierce took part in informal shooting drills at practice yesterday but his status for the Celtics’ season opener Sunday in New York has not been determined.

Paul Pierce still hurting, will rest today

WALTHAM - Paul Pierce went through a rather lengthy shooting session yesterday, but his bruised right heel again...

Bruised Paul Pierce may miss opener

WALTHAM - After trying to take a step forward Monday, Paul Pierce has moved back a few paces. The Celtics captain...

Pierce (heel) won’t play in preseason finale tonight

Celtics captain Paul Pierce missed practice yesterday and will not play when the team hosts Toronto in its final preseason game tonight.

Paul Pierce ruled out for final preseason game

Paul Pierce is apparently still suffering from a right heel injury that first acted up at the beginning of training camp and he won't play in the Celtics' final preseason game against Toronto on Wednesday. Doc Rivers commented on Pierce's injury."I'm concerned," Doc Rivers said on Tuesday. "I'm not concerned long-term, but I am concerned short...

Celtics vs. Raptors: Boston’s preseason slate continues (and ends) tonight

Paul Pierce will sit to rest his bruised heel, but professional basketball nonetheless returns to the TD Garden tonight at 7:30 p.m. A few things to watch:Sasha Pavlovic’s debut:The thought of relying on Pavlovic (even slightly) makes me contemplate whether to stick my head into a blazing bonfire. He’s been one of the NBA’s very worst players during  each of the past four...

Three in good company

WALTHAM - If you go by what Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were thinking back in the summer of 2007,...

Knicks beat Nets in final preseason tuneup

There is no place Tyson Chandler would rather be on Christmas than at Madison Square Garden trying to make life miserable for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. But there is a part of him will miss being in Dallas as they hand out championship rings.
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