February 11, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Boston Celtics guard Leandro Barbosa (12) is carried off of the floor after an injury during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 94-91. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Guard Leandro Barbosa Out For Season

Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics are running out of point guards, and fast.

Late in the third quarter of Boston’s clash with the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this evening, guard Leandro Barbosa came up limping on a non-contact play after driving to the rim.

He was carried to the locker room by a trainer and one of his teammates.

The severity of the injury was unknown at the time, but Barbosa was clearly favoring his left knee.

Kevin Garnett informed reporters after the game that the team was told in the locker room that Leandro would be done for the season.

An official diagnosis has yet to be made.

The Celtics’ had their seven-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Bobcats, losing tonight’s game 94-91.

Barbosa played 12 minutes prior to getting hurt, scoring three points on 1 for 6 shooting from the field.

On the season, he was averaging 5.3 points and 1.4 assists a game for Boston. He had scored in double-figures in each of the team’s last three games.

While Leandro wasn’t a huge part of the Celtics’ rotation, he at least provided some much needed depth at the guard positions. All-Star Rajon Rondo recently went down with an ACL injury which will keep him out for the remainder of the season, as well.

With Leandro going down, Boston is now left with just three healthy guards in Jason Terry, Courtney Lee and Avery Bradley.

I expect the Celtics’ to make some sort of move over the next week or so to bring in another point guard, as they are certainly dropping like flies in Beantown.

Chris Walder is the Editor of Sir Charles in Charge. You may follow him on Twitter at @WalderSports

Tags: Boston Celtics Charlotte Bobcats Kevin Garnett Leandro Barbosa

comments powered by Disqus