Friday , Jun , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Paul Pierce: I Had to Get Back out There

"Once I got to the back, I felt on it, then I stood on my two feet and just tried to see where the pain was at. It was on the inside of my knee. I tried to put weight on it, wasn’t bad. I tried to lateral, a little soreness. Once I felt I could put weight on it, I was like, I had to get back out there to help my ballclub.

"That was all that was going through my mind, just being a part of it. I just wanted to get back out there."

Pierce was relieved that the injury wasn’t as bad as he thought, because when it happened, he thought his season was over. [Providence Journal]