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Kevin Garnett likely won't need ankle surgery

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04:57 PM ET 05.18 | The ankle injury currently plaguing Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett likely will not require surgery this offseason as the team's medical staff believes rest will be enough to solve the problem. This is presumably good news as the future Hall of Famer contemplates whether he'll return for an 18th NBA season or decide to call it quits following the team's brief trip to the postseason. Garnett, 36, battled ankle issues throughout the 2012-13 season, missing eight consecutive games at one point this spring. He still managed to average 12.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game during the Celtics' first-round series against the New York Knicks, but there were times when he clearly wasn't playing 100 percent and it cost Boston in a tight match-up. Entering next season, KG still has two years and roughly $24 million remaining on his contract, so he'll be passing up significant money if he retires.

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May 18, 2013  06:57 PM ET

He sure would need some new ankles though.

May 18, 2013  06:57 PM ET

for right now...but age catches up with all of us.

May 18, 2013  11:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

for right now...but age catches up with all of us.

Stupendous observation my dear.

May 19, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

for right now...but age catches up with all of us.

It has caught me.........and passed me..........

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May 19, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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at least father time passed you.right now, he's poking me with a stick as I'm running for my life

Yep. Sometimes he just knocks you down real hard,lets you get back up but barely. Us old-timers...

May 19, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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at least father time passed you.right now, he's poking me with a stick as I'm running for my life

Btw condolences, jgb. At least they fought hard last night and went out with some dignity.

 
May 19, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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It has caught me.........and passed me..........

WD-40 works wonders Mick. I keep a can on my nightstand...

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