Amid the gangbusters 17-2 start for the Boston Celtics little has gone wrong. But you knew it was only a matter of time before something went wrong. It wasn’t Kevin Garnett busting a knee ‘a la Page 2, but instead a sore toe.
Kendrick Perkins, the Celtics’ version of the fifth Beatle, said that part of his bed fell on his right big toe Monday, putting him in jeopardy for their game Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. I could describe what happened myself, but better to let Kendrick do it himself.
"Man, that's a weird story," Perkins said after practice Tuesday. "I was asleep. I guess whoever put my bed together didn't put it together right when I moved, so one side of my bed fell. My bed was tilted, so I got out of my bed to go push down on the other side.We all learned from Shaq years back just how crucial the big toe is, and should Perkins not be able to go Wednesday night it will be the first change to the Celtics’ lineup this year. And if that happens, we can add this episode to the long list of bizarre sports injuries.
"And when I was about getting ready to push down on the other side, the headboard started coming in. So I tried to push the headboard back so it wouldn't fall over. My foot was under the bed and the other side of the bed fell on my foot."