Kevin Garnett left Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons with a right leg injury. X-rays were taken on the Boston Celtics' star and were negative.
The 16-year veteran will reportedly have an MRI in Boston on Thursday. In addition to the initial prognosis, boston.com reported that a teammate noted the injury was not "as serious as it appeared." The Celtics initially termed it a lower leg injury, and multiple reports indicate that it is believed to be a calf injury, not a knee injury.
Garnett left the court on his own power, but was assisted into the locker room by a Celtics trainer. The injury occurred with 2:38 left in the first quarter when Garnett went up for a dunk. After successfully completing the play, he hung on the rim a bit longer than usual after injuring the leg. Garnett quickly fouled Tayshaun Prince on the next possession before leaving the game at 2:31.
The injury is to the same leg that's given Garnett problems over the past two seasons. A right knee injury caused him to miss the entire 2009 playoffs and hampered him throughout 2010.
Garnett came into Wednesday's game averaging 15.4 points per game and 9.8 rebounds for the first-place Celtics.