Injury Update: Leon Powe
|03.29.09 at 6:33 pm ET|
On Sunday Leon Powe made his first appearance at a Boston Celtics game since spraining his knee against the Chicago Bulls on March 17. Powe was scheduled to undergo further testing by team doctors, but spoke to the media beforehand.
‘It’s sore every once and a while but it feels good,’ he said. ‘It’s feeling better than it did when I hurt it. I was able to run straight it that game but then when it got stiffened up, it stiffened up on me in the back and I couldn’t even move it.’
Powe suffered the injury when he banged knees with Ben Gordon. A sprain is nothing compared to the extensive knee injuries he has endured in the past. He hopes to return a few games before or during the playoffs.
‘I’ve been through a lot of knee problems a whole lot worse,’ he said. ‘Just a few weeks, three-and-a-half weeks, that isn’t anything to me. But I would like to get back into action a little bit before the playoffs. But however I feel, that’s where I’m going to go from there.’
As for Sunday’s game, Powe will watch the Celtics take on the Oklahoma City Thunder from the locker room.
‘I’m not going to be on the bench,’ he said. ‘I didn’t wear a sports coat today. I don’t want to get fined, especially when I’m sitting out.’
Update: Following the game, Powe gave a thumbs up when asked about his meeting with team doctors.