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12/30/2010 - 5:40pm
Ainge: Garnett has 'a strained calf'

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made his weekly appearance on The Big Show on Thursday and talked about the injury status of Kevin Garnett. Garnett was forced to leave Wednesday night's game vs. the Pistons after injuring his right leg following a dunk in the first quarter. Garnett limped off the court and did not return. 

 

There was some concern at first that this might be related to Garnett's surgically repaired knee, but Ainge told The Big Show that this injury isn't nearly as serious.

 

"Kevin had an MRI and a through examination today and it's the same as last night," said Ainge. "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. It's one of those injuries that may keep him out for a couple of weeks at the most, I would say."

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12/30/2010 - 5:08pm
Garnett, Rondo among All-Star leaders

Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo are among the starters for the Eastern Conference in the latest round of All-Star balloting, released Thursday by the NBA. Garnett and Rondo both ranked second at their positions (behind Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, respectively).

 

Orlando center Dwight Howard has the most votes of any Eastern Conference player, with Shaquille O’Neal in second at the center position.

 

Garnett leads Amar’e Stoudemire by about 75,000 votes for the second starting forward spot with Paul Pierce a distant fourth. Rondo’s lead over Derrick Rose is a little more than 50,000 votes. Fans can vote on NBA.com and the final results will be announced Jan. 27.

 

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12/30/2010 - 4:50pm
Three absent from practice for Dolphins

The Dolphins had just three players miss practice on Thursday — linebacker Karlos Dansby, tight end Anthony Fasano and tight end Lydon Murtha. Here's their complete report:

Did Not Participate
LB Karlos Dansby (toe)
TE Anthony Fasano (knee)
TE Lydon Murtha (head)

Limited Participation
CB Nolan Carroll (head)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


12/30/2010 - 4:46pm
Six limited at practice for Patriots

FOXBORO — In addition to the three players who missed practice — Ron Brace, Dan Connolly and Mike Wright — the Patriots had six players who were limited, including quarterback Tom Brady. Here's the complete report:

Did Not Participate
DL Ron Brace (elbow)
G Dan Connolly (concussion)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

Limited Participation
LB Tully Banta-Cain (groin)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
WR Deion Branch (knee)
LB Jermaine Cunningham (calf)
TE Aaron Hernandez (hip)
NT Myron Pryor (back)

Full Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (elbow)
CB Devin McCourty (rib)

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


12/30/2010 - 4:03pm
Report: Mayo fined for hit against Bills

FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has been informed by the NFL he will be fined for at least one of the several huge hits he laid on the Bills during Sunday's 34-3 rout of Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to the Boston Herald.

 

Mayo told the paper that the league told him he’s been fined for at least one hit in game but wasn’t sure which one was deemed too violent or unnecessary.

 

Players typically received the formal notice of a fine and the amount on the following Friday after the game in question and Mayo had not received his as of Thursday morning. The Patriots leading tackler laid out Steve Johnson over the middle when he crashed into the receiver's facemask with his own. Receiver David Nelson was also the...

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