NBA World Sends Out Prayers as Celtics Legend Undergoes Surgery: “Praying for Your Fast Recovery”

Published 10/01/2022, 6:30 AM EDT

There are a few athletes you don’t want to play against in their prime. One of them was the Boston Celtic’s giant Kendrick Perkins. Injury is something that every athlete wishes to avoid, whether they are retired or not. The Celtics legend and ESPN sports analyst just underwent surgery and declared that the procedure was a success.

In no time, fans united to wish Perkins a speedy recovery.

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Kendrick Perkins recalls the incident that resulted in his latest injury

The NBA is known for its giants. With such tremendous physicality comes a heightened risk of injury. This is what happened with the 6’10” Celtics center Kendrick Perkins. He recently underwent surgery for a ruptured chord muscle. On September 30th, he posted a tweet informing his supporters, whom he frequently refers to as “Good People,” about the incident that caused the injury.

(L-R) NBA players Kendrick Perkins, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics accept the award for ‘Best Team’ onstage at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The 2008 ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 20 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)

He posted a video on Twitter and said “I was walking in a Petco about a month ago and my big behind slipped and fell in the Petco and tore my chord muscle.” He added that the place got crowded and he asked them to call the paramedics. Then he shared a funny incident after the fall. His wife rushed to him and the first thing she said was, “Yo big dumba*s would fall outside the store”. Then came the iconic Perk laugh.

Soon after publishing his video, another post appeared, showing Perk in a hospital bed making his famous hand gesture. The tweet said, “Made outta of Surgery today my good people!!!” 

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

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The comments section was brimming with supportive messages for the former NBA star. Fans were wishing the Boston Celtics legend a speedy recovery and a speedy return to the studio. Reading everyone’s wishes will undoubtedly put a smile on Big Perk’s face.

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What is your favorite Kendrick Perkins moment? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ritesh Jha

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Ritesh Jha is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Technology in Computer Science from Rungta College. Ritesh worked as an intern content writer for a digital marketing agency called KCAS Branding before joining EssentiallySports.

Edited By: Veer Badani

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