Celtics rule Kemba Walker out vs. Lakers

Nick Friar
February 22, 2020 - 7:45 pm

The Celtics will be without their starting point guard again on Sunday. Kemba Walker has been ruled out due to left knee soreness.

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This will be the fifth time Walker has been sidelined due to left knee soreness in 2019-20, the second time in as many games.

Walker had his knee drained and was given an injection to help with the swelling and soreness. He received the treatment after he played through his minutes restriction during the All-Star Game — which he has since tried to walk back.

“I kind of said it wrong, actually,” Walker said on Friday. “It wasn’t really a minutes restriction. I didn’t think I would play that much, personally. But yeah, it wasn’t really a minutes restriction.”

Although he won’t be able to play against the Lakers, prior to Friday’s win over the Timberwolves, Walker indicated his condition has improved, and he is “trending upwards.”

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