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Big Al tears ACL

Posted By Jessica Camerato On February 9, 2009 @ 2:54 pm In General | No Comments

Former Boston Celtic/Minnesota Timberwolves [1] big man Al Jefferson [2] is out indefinitely after tearing his ACL during Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Hornets [3], according to multiple reports. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury on Monday. Jefferson, who received a standing ovation at the Garden earlier this month, was having a breakthrough season. He was averaging 23.1 points and 11.0 rebounds through 50 games. No date for surgery has been set. Jefferson was the centerpiece for the Kevin Garnett [4] trade in 2007.

In a statement on Timberwolves.com [5], head coach Kevin McHale [6] said, “This is an unfortunate situation for Al and we wish him a quick recovery. Al has been playing at an all-star level all season and has been our go-to-guy on the court. Knowing Al, he will work hard in his rehab efforts to get back on the court as soon as possible.”

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[1] Minnesota Timberwolves: http://media.weei.com/basketball/minnesota-timberwolves.htm

[2] Al Jefferson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/al-jefferson.htm

[3] New Orleans Hornets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-orleans-hornets.htm

[4] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[5] Timberwolves.com: http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/Al_Jefferson_Injured-300043-1193.html

[6] Kevin McHale: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-mchale.htm

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