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Injury Update: Leon Powe

03.29.09 at 6:33 pm ET
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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.

‘€œIt’s sore every once and a while but it feels good,’€ he said. ‘€œIt’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.

‘€œI’ve been through a lot of knee problems a whole lot worse,’€ he said. ‘€œJust 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.

‘€œI’m not going to be on the bench,’€ he said. ‘€œI 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.

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