The Celtics medical staff, headed by Dr. Brian McKeon, was in extensive contact with its Cleveland counterpart in the days leading up to the Aug. 22 trade, with an equally extensive exchange of information stemming from Thomas’ recovery from a torn labrum in his right hip.
Brian McKeon Rumors
On March 13, the Suns will have an off night in Boston, and Phoenix guard Leandro Barbosa will go out to dinner with Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon. There is every reason to believe Barbosa will pick up the check. “He saved my life,” Barbosa said. “He saved my life. “He saved my knee. He took care of my knee. Very good guy. Unbelievable job he did with my knee.”
“We talked a lot before he did the surgery, and actually when he opened up my knee he saw that it wasn’t just the ACL,” Barbosa said. “There was a lot more wrong there. The surgery was supposed to be 45 minutes, but it was two hours and 45 minutes. “He got it all right, and I don’t feel anything right now. I’m definitely recovered. It wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for him. “We had my physiotherapist from Brazil come up to watch the surgery, and he told me he’d never seen something like that. He was in the (operating) room with us. He saw everything that was happening, so when we went back to Brazil for the recovery, he could know everything that was going on with my knee. It was great that he brought him here for that.”