Celtics lose second guard to ACL tear.
The Boston Celtics took another blow to their hopes for this season with the news that guard Leandro Barbosa will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, reports the Boston Globe.
Barbosa becomes the third man to pick up a season-ending injury after those suffered by Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger.
An MRI scan taken on Tuesday confirmed the ACL tear, after Barbosa had initially injured his knee during a non-contact play on Monday night during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Celtics will be ruing their luck after losing Rondo to the exact same injury, with Barbosa expected to have played a more pivotal role in the back-court in his absence.
With Sullinger also out, Boston may be forced into looking into signing a D-League point guard to make up the numbers.
The defeat to the Bobcats on Monday was their first in eight games, with the likes of Barbosa and the Celtics reserves contributing to help Coach Doc Rivers without some of his key pieces.
However, with numbers diminishing and the injuries mounting up, the Celtics will be concerned over how the rest of the season will play out.