Thursday , Dec , 21 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics’ Pierce out 2-3 weeks

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce will likely
miss the next 2-3 weeks with a stress reaction in his left foot, the team
announced Thursday.

Pierce hurt his foot last Friday in Boston’s 119-114 win against the Denver
Nuggets but continued to play through the pain over the next two games. He
aggravated the injury during Wednesday’s 96-95 loss against Golden State
before an MRI exam on Thursday morning revealed the damage.

Pierce is averaging a team-leading 26.6 points per game. He also leads the
Celtics in rebounds (7.4) and assists (4.3).

Boston hosts Philadelphia on Friday night before beginning a five-game road
trip Tuesday in Denver.

The Celtics are also without guard Wally Szczerbiak, who has a sprained right
ankle and is out indefinitely.

BOS