There has been lots of conjecture about the exact nature of KG's injury. Now that Doc has spilled the beans that KG won't be ready for the playoffs, the Globe adds some details as to exactly what the problem is:
Kevin Garnett will miss the NBA playoffs and likely have surgery on his right knee during the offseason, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said today.
The surgery will be to remove a spur in Garnett's knee. But a strained popliteus tendon -- and not the spur -- has affected Garnett's inability to return from a Feb. 19 injury. The tendon strain must heal naturally, and has taken longer than anticipated.
Thinking back, the problem probably started when KG started wearing that sleeve earlier in the year and he admitted that his knee was a little sore.