Kidd misses Nets practice with strained left knee
April 26, 2007
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jason Kidd missed the New Jersey Nets' practice Thursday because of a strained left knee and will be a gametime decision for Friday's third game of the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors.
Kidd was hurt early in Game 2 while attempting to draw an offensive foul, but remained in the game and finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds in New Jersey's 89-83 loss. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.
"He just bumped it and we just wanted to take precautions," coach Lawrence Frank said.
Kidd attended a film session at the team's practice facility Thursday, but was then taken to New York to be examined by Nets team doctors. Kidd had microfracture surgery on his left knee in July 2004, causing him to miss the first 18 games of the 2004-2005 season.
eww not again I hope this is not that bad, I think this knee can only take so much.
According to an espn article, Kidd is playing tonight. The nets were just being cautious and had Kidd see an orthopedist to get his knee checked out. The swelling has gone down, and he says he feels fine. Even if it did hurt, I don't think Kidd would admit to it. He knows that he is needed for the playoffs and will go all out. He will step up to the challenge.