Glen Davis will miss approximately a week with left knee patellar tendinitis, according to WEEI. Davis, who aggravated the injury when landing after a rare dunk, said the knee has bothered him all season.
“I’ve been playing with it all year, since Game 7 of last year,” Davis said. “It’s a sigh of relief but you don’t want to be hurt anyway. You don’t want to sit out. You can’t take that approach. It could be worse. I’m just glad I’m here [watching practice], getting healthy and getting ready to play.”
“Nothing serious but he may be out for three, four or five days,” Rivers said. “But it’s nothing serious. He’ll miss Friday [vs. Golden State]. I think he’ll miss a couple of games. But overall, that’s pretty good.”
In Davis’ absence, expect Troy Murphy and Jeff Green to receive expanded playing time. Green’s versatility will come in handy, as he can play some of Davis’ minutes at power forward.
Shaquille O’Neal participated in skeleton drills, but has not yet been cleared to participate fully in practice. Doc Rivers said he hopes Shaq to be available by next week, but Rivers has had the same hope for approximately a month.
Delonte West did not practice, and will not play this weekend. Rivers said West, like Shaq, should return sometime next week.