[link=http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20070111-9999-1s11patnotes.html]Jim Trotter of the San Diego Union-Tribune[/link], quoting a source familiar with the situation, reported that Patriots safety Rodney Harrison has a partial tear in the ACL of his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, no matter how far the Patriots advance in the playoffs. The knee is the same one that required reconstructive surgery in October of 2005. Although a partial tear may not require surgery, it is recommended in some cases. On another injury front, the Celtics, already missing Paul Pierce, Wally Sczerbiak, and Delonte West, had Brian Scalabrine and Tony Allen go down with injuries in last night's loss to the Indiana Pacers. Allen's injury appears to be serious, as the report is that he has a tear in his left ACL as a result of missing an attempted dunk after getting fouled in the third quarter, and could miss the remainder of the season as well as part of next season.