Injured Garnett to miss a few weeks

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, Last Updated: 6:36 PM ET

BOSTON, MA - Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will miss a few weeks of action due to a right calf strain.

Garnett left Wednesday's loss to the Detroit Pistons and didn't return. He went up for a dunk late in the first quarter, hung on the rim and landed softly but was limping afterward.

All preliminary tests, including X-rays, came back negative Wednesday night in Detroit. On Thursday, Garnett underwent an MRI on his knee back in Boston. The MRI also came back negative.

"Kevin had an MRI and a thorough examination (on Thursday) and it's the same as last night," president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. "It's just a muscle - I say just - but it's a muscle injury, a strained calf. It's actually the muscle just off the side of the leg, just below the knee, and it's not anything to do with his knee, which is great news."

The injury is expected to keep Garnett out for two weeks.

Garnett has started all 30 games for Boston this season and was averaging 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds.


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