While Shaq strained his calf in under 6 minutes of playing time and had to leave the court tonight, the Celtics might have some of their injured bigs back in the line-up for Tuesday night's game against the 76ers.
ESPN Boston is reporting that Krstic and Troy Murphy could be making their return as early as Tuesday:
The Celtics feared Krstic suffered a right meniscus injury late in the first half in the Celtics' win over the San Antonio Spurs last Thursday, but an MRI on Saturday revealed nothing more than a deep bone bruise. Rivers said Krstic worked out earlier today and should be ready to play Tuesday.Nenad told reporters that he initially thought the injury was a lot more serious than it turned out to be, and was relieved after getting the MRI. "I was thinking it was more serious. I was thinking maybe I didn't [tear my] meniscus, but maybe damaged it a little bit," Krstic said. "Right now I still feel pain, but I'm just really happy. I'm happy [that it's] nothing serious."
"I thought that [Krstic] would be out, maybe for the year, because originally we thought meniscus at best," Rivers said. "[It's just] a deep bone bruise. He actually worked out today, and probably will play Tuesday."
Doc Rivers was also optimistic about Troy Murphy's return, who has missed 6 games with a right ankle sprain. "I think [Murphy will be back] soon," Rivers said. "I know he felt better. He worked out today, so I would say maybe next game. I don't know that, but I think he's going to be back soon."
Read the full story on ESPN Boston. Danielle Hobeika 4/03/2011 11:14:00 PM Tweet