General Manager Danny Ainge said Thursday that a magnetic resonance imaging test showed Garnett’s injury Wednesday night was muscular and unrelated to a right-knee injury that forced him to miss the 2009 playoffs.
“It’s not anything to do with his knee, which is great news,” Ainge said on WEEI radio.
Garnett was hurt in a loss at Detroit. Garnett, a forward averaging 15.4 points and a team-leading 9.8 rebounds a game, limped down the court before leaving the contest.
The injury is the latest in a string of them for the Celtics.
missed the last six games with a sprained left ankle, has been sidelined for the last 15 with a broken right wrist and missed 19 games with sore knees before playing the last three. The Celtics lead the Eastern Conference with a 24-6 record, but have lost two of their last three games.
portland’s Roy out Portland’s All-Star guard Brandon Roy will be out indefinitely because of sore knees, the Trails Blazers said before their game against Utah.
The team did not put a timeline on Roy’s absence, but General Manager Rich Cho suggested it would be lengthy.