The worst-case scenario for Leandro Barbosa‘s knee appears to have been confirmed. The Celtics guard, who came up lame during Monday’s loss in Charlotte, reportedly has torn the ACL in his left knee. Such an injury would end his season.
Kevin Garnett told reporters in the locker room after the game that the team was informed Barbosa would join Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger on the sideline for the rest of the season. Sources confirmed that diagnosis to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.
More sources saying what we've already been hearing: Testing being done, but it's looking like an ACL for Barbosa.— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) February 12, 2013
Source on whether Barbosa has ACL tear: "They have to do the tests to verify it, but that's what it looks like."— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) February 12, 2013
Without the speedy guard off the bench, the Celtics are down to three healthy backcourt players on the roster and their options are limited. They finish the first half of the season on Wednesday against the Bulls before heading into the All-Star break.