TORONTO (AP) -Jermaine O'Neal left the Raptors' game against the Celtics in the second quarter Sunday after falling following a missed jump shot.
The forward had started despite having strained his surgically repaired left knee against New Jersey on Friday.
O'Neal scored six points Sunday before falling backward on a missed jumper at 7:36 of the second. He left the game one possession later and spent the second half in the locker room getting treatment.
Against the Nets, O'Neal hurt his knee when he was pulled down in the fourth quarter by Sean Williams as he went up for a shot under the basket. O'Neal lay on the court for a minute, then walked gingerly to the bench. He returned after a timeout but missed both free throws, then left the game and went to a local hospital for tests.
eal did not practice Saturday.
O'Neal missed 40 games last season because of lingering pain from a torn ligament in his left knee, which was surgically repaired the previous summer.
He joined Toronto in an offseason trade that sent guard T.J. Ford to Indiana.
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