The Celtics announced today that forward Bill Walker underwent successful right knee arthroscopic surgery today at New England Baptist Hospital. Walker sustained a meniscus tear on the first day of training camp. The team did not set a timetable for his return, but the Globe's Gary Washburn reported yesterday that Walker is expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks with the injury.
I really feel for this kid. Just like Leon, he can't seem to catch a break. After all the work he has put in, he tears the meniscus on the first day of camp. Just doesn't see fair. I'm hoping that unlike in Leon's case, the Celtics will be patient and give him a shot after he heals. In the meantime, this gives Tony (9-Lives) Allen yet another chance to try to prove that he can play. It may also open the door for JR Giddens to get a chance to play.