During the second quarter of Monday night's game against the Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce went down with a frightening leg injury after making a driving layup:
Of course, when you see a 38-year-old player on his last legs clutching his knee you instinctively jump to worst-case scenarios. But fortunately for Pierce and the Clippers, it sounds like the future Hall of Famer dodged a bullet.
According to head coach Doc Rivers, the "main injury was a twisted ankle," while he also suffered a right knee contusion.
Paul Pierce is considered doubtful for the Clippers' games against the Timberwolves on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) March 29, 2016
It's worth noting that Pierce told The Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett that he'll be good for the postseason:
Just talked to Pierce as he headed out of the arena. Smiles and says, "I'm all right. I'll take my week off and be ready for the playoffs."— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 29, 2016
The loss of Pierce shouldn't be too big of a deal on the court, as our own Taylor C. Smith covered the future Hall of Famer's sad demise last week.