Boston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox returned to full-contact practice activities Sunday. Wilcox injured his hand on December 18th in Chicago, and this is his first practice since then. While Wilcox probably will not return to action within the next couple of games, his debut from injury draws near. His hand is still bothering him, which is why Sunday's practice is a way to see how ready he is. Wilcox's return will help afford the team more big man depth, and basically just give Doc another weapon. This team is almost getting 100% healthy, and hopefully it will stay that way.
"I'm going to get out there and just see what I can do," Wilcox said before the afternoon session. "The other day I got out there and did some shots and layups and stuff like that with the team. So, today, try to get more active, just take it one day at a time."
"Look, I'm back in action," Wilcox joked while palming the ball. "So, like I said, I'm just going to go out, get a good practice in, play a little defense, push off and things like that and that will let me know where I'm at...
"It's still sore, but it's going to be like that for a while, so I'm just trying to do whatever I can and just get back out here on the court and then see what I can go through and see what's comfortable."
"I don't know, that's why I want to get a couple practices in before I just jump out there and try to play in a game," said Wilcox. "I think today will be the first day for me to go out there and just see exactly where I'm at."
"When you're hurt, that's all you've got to do is conditioning," he said. "Every day -- conditioning, conditioning, conditioning. I know my conditioning should be there, so now it's just trying to get back right, back into playing shape."
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