Pierce Injures His Ankle

Paul Pierce and Caron Butler could not keep themselves from crashing into each other early on, and not wanting to risk losing his captain for a second time this season, coach Doc Rivers chose to sit him the final 13 minutes 32 seconds of the Celtics’ 99-88 win over the Wizards last night.

Calling it a mid-mild left ankle sprain, Pierce will have X-rays today.

He initially came out of the game after colliding with Butler with 2:01 left in the first quarter, bruising his left foot. They banged into each other again as time was about to expire in the first half, with Pierce stepping on Butler’s foot and the players knocking knees.

Boston Globe

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