HoopsHype Vitor Faverani rumors

October 12, 2014 Updates

Faverani underwent surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus and had hoped to be ready for the start of training camp, but has been sidelined for nearly all of the the team's activities this month due to the swelling. Stevens said earlier this week that Faverani has undergone a series of MRIs with Celtics' team doctors, but that they had not revealed any obvious change, but Faverani remains bothered by pain and swelling. With both Faverani and the Celtics seemingly frustrated with the lack of progress, the team signed off on Faverani returning to Spain, where he started his professional basketball career, to consult with a more familiar doctor. Stevens believes an assistant of team physician Dr. Brian McKeon accompanied Favearni on the trip. "We’re going to find out more [Sunday]," said Stevens. "He’s getting a second opinion [Sunday]. If that second opinion comes back that he needs extra work, then he would potentially have a clean-up type of surgery again on his knee on Monday. But that will not be determined until that second opinion happens." ESPN.com

Why the overseas second opinion? "You’d have to ask him and [team trainer] Ed [Lacerte] and McKeon," said Stevens. "I think it was just he wanted another opinion and comfort level and everything else. Our docs are great for a lot of reasons and one of the reasons is because they want to get these guys the most comfort and as much insight as possible. That’s why he’s over there." ESPN.com

October 11, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics second-year center Vitor Faverani traveled to Spain this weekend to get a second opinion on a balky left knee and, pending the results, could require a second minor surgery to alleviate lingering swelling. Faverani underwent surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus and had hoped to be ready for the start of training camp, but has been sidelined for nearly all of the the team's activities this month due to the swelling. Stevens said earlier this week that Faverani has undergone a series of MRIs with Celtics' team doctors, but that they had not revealed any obvious change, but Faverani remains bothered by pain and swelling. ESPN.com

October 8, 2014 Updates

At media day, Vitor Faverani considered himself at full strength. Despite knee surgery that ended his rookie season, he stressed he had returned to the Boston Celtics in “perfect” form. But since training camp began the center has experienced nothing but setbacks. According to head coach Brad Stevens, Faverani has already undergone two MRIs on his surgically-repaired left knee. Nothing specific or new has been uncovered, Stevens said Wednesday night before meeting the Knicks in preseason action, “but there has been something that people have said: ‘Hey we need to take another look at him.’ So he’s going to get looked at again. By Saturday I think I’ll have a lot more information for everybody on it.” Booth Newspapers

Faverani endured swelling after the first day of training camp and has only returned to practice for brief segments since. “He could be (losing ground),” Stevens said. “But he’s frustrated because he had hopes – and we all had hopes – that he would have come back and been able to just go. And the couple times that he tried to go, his knee swelled up. We hope to have more information for at least our near-term plan of attack in the next three or four days.” Booth Newspapers

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The major issue entering training camp is the lack of a veteran presence at center. So far, newcomer Tyler Zeller and second-year player Vitor Faverani are the primary candidates to start. “The funny part is most of you [the media] will be put in a position where you have to name our starting lineup and our rotation and put it down in pencil,” Stevens said. “If you go through it and really put yourself in my shoes, there’s about 150 versions of this that you can go with, more so than last year. And I thought last year we were pretty hard to figure out, so it’s been a fun puzzle to think about but it’s been a puzzle that will figure itself out once we start practice.” Boston Globe

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