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Pierce put in hospital with elbow infection

Updated: February 7, 2007, 2:46 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Celtics forward Paul Pierce, who has missed 23 games and all of Boston's franchise-record 15-game losing streak, was sent home from Detroit on Tuesday because of swelling in his left elbow and a low-grade fever.

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An examination revealed that Pierce has an infection in the elbow and would need to be hospitalized for 24-48 hours. The Boston Globe reported that when Pierce arrived back in Boston team physician Brian McKeon lanced the infection at New England Baptist ...

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