During the Boston Celtics’ February 11 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats, Leandro Barbosa went down with a knee injury. ESPN reported later that the backup shooting guard suffered damage to the ACL in his left knee.
Barbosa is the third in a trio of devastating Celtics injuries recently. First, it was Rajon Rondo. Then, it was rookie Jared Sullinger. Now, Barbosa will be out for the season, and his one-year deal means he may not be seen in green on the court again. Let’s examine exactly what this loss means for the Celtics in their playoff push.