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.

"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."
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."

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 Edit
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  1. Avenue says:

    the more big bodies we have the better good to have both these guys back

  2. Sheed says:

    Yo i'm gonna be watching to see how my dudes play. If they need me i'll be on my way.

    by the way, any of you guys check out Wrestlemania?!!

  3. DH says:

    Sheed! We need you! Come back!!!

  4. Гајо says:

    Is that mean that C's will be completed for the first time,since start of the season...I hope Shaq is able to play 20-25 minutes in PO,Nenad could make the contribution in lineup with Green,Big Baby,West and Aroyo...So finally completed :
    PF:Big Baby,KG,J.O'Neal
    SF:The Truth,Green
    I just don't know is it better to Sasha be in the team or Aroyo,cause West could play PG,and Sasha is very good defender and that is something C's need in PO...Greetings from Serbia

  5. Anonymous says:

    sasha over arroyo. arroyo is simply just a filler who knows how to play point. sasha is a great defender who can occasionally knock down an open look.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sheed i love you! Come back please but be in great shape!

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