Practice: Wallace (knee) likely done for year

February, 28, 2014
Feb 28
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens joked that his notes on injuries is longer than his list of what the team will actually work on in practice Friday. With that in mind, here's a quick rundown of headlines (more on each to come):

* Wallace's season likely over with torn meniscus: Gerald Wallace underwent an MRI on his knee Thursday after experiencing swelling and it revealed a torn meniscus. Coupled with lingering bone spurs in his ankle, Wallace is expected to undergo season-ending surgery soon.

* Sullinger questionable vs. Pacers: Jared Sullinger, who has missed the last three games with a mild concussion, planned to return to practice Friday and that will be the final hurdle in whether he's ready to return to game action on Saturday against the Indiana Pacers.

* Olynyk doubtful Saturday; more likely next week: Kelly Olynyk is nursing a sore left big toe that was injured (and further aggravated) on the team's west-coast trip. After spending much of the week in a walking boot, he's doubtful against the Pacers, but Boston has three days off before hosting Golden State next Wednesday.

* Babb on board: The Celtics officially announced the signing of Chris Babb to a 10-day contract. He joined the team at practice. He was on their radar before and Wallace's meniscus tear only added a reason to bring him in.

* Rondo and Ainge talk: Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and Rajon Rondo chatted recently about BirthdayGate. Said Stevens: "Danny and [Rondo] talked. It really is closed from our standpoint."

* Bradley reevaluated next week: Avery Bradley's sprained right ankle will be reevaluated late next week.

* Faverani might need minor surgery, too: Vitor Faverani is waiting to see if his ailing left knee will require a minor surgical procedure as well.

Brian Robb contributed to this report from Waltham, Mass.

Chris Forsberg

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