Boston Celtics Center Kendrick Perkins, Out For Game 7

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJune 16, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Kendrick Perkins #43 of the Boston Celtics is attended to by the trainer in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Boston Celtics' starting center Kendrick Perkins has been ruled out for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals as a result of the knee injury he suffered during the first quarter of Game 6.

Perkins tore his posterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments during Game 6, and reconstruction surgery will be required to fix the PCL according to Web MD.   

This could effect Perkins for the offseason, though he should be back to full strength by the beginning of the 2011 season.

The injury is a big hit to the Boston Celtics defense, as they will be without their leading blocker for tomorrow's game.

So NBA fans will see if the Celtics can recover from this devastating news but one thing is certain: Boston has much adversity to overcome if they want to raise a record 18th championship banner come Thursday.