He’s already overcome so much adversity in his life, now Leon Powe is going to have to work even harder. In a press release announcing the successful repair of the torn ACL he suffered in Game 2 against Chicago (seems like weeks ago), the Celtics also revealed Powe had MICROFRACTURE surgery on his knee as well.
Basketball fans know most players never regain their form (Amare Stoudamire is the only one that comes to mind that remained a top-level star) after the dreaded procedure.
It couldn’t come at a worse time for him, either. The Celtics probably couldn’t afford to keep both Leon and Glen Davis. With the way Davis has established himself as a starting-caliber player in the playoffs, the decision is an easy one for the team. But given how hard he’s worked, and what a genuinely good guy he is, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the team find a way to bring Leon back and let him work his way back into shape.