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Paul Pierce Doubtful for Wednesday’s Game Against Timberwolves

Paul Pierce dodged major injury, but don't expect him to make an immediate return.

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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.

The LA Times' Ben Bolch tweeted today that Pierce is doubtful for the Clippers' next set of back-to-backs against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder:

It's worth noting that Pierce told The Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett that he'll be good for the postseason:

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.