Troy Murphy left practice today with a mild ankle sprain, and he’s now listed as day-to-day. If he misses Friday’s bout against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Celtics should really struggle to replace the zero points, zero rebounds, and zero assists he provided last night.
In better news, not that it should make a huge impact on Boston’s recent struggles, Von Wafer returned to practice after a strained right calf kept him sidelined for the past ten games. (ESPN Boston)
Wafer participated fully in the practice, including the scrimmage sessions, then returned to the court after for additional shooting. He was waiting to see how it responds to the activity.
“We’ll see how it feels in the morning,” said Wafer. “We’ll probably know better then.”
Wafer traveled with the team on its recently completed three-game road trip, but only engaged in light activities, mostly shooting drills. While Celtics coach Doc Rivers said before Wednesday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies that Wafer was still a ways out from returning, the reserve shooting guard is optimistic about his recovery thus far.
“I was thinking I’d probably be out for a few more days,” admitted Wafer. “I think I did come back faster than I thought.” …
“I’m thinking about getting back healthy and trying to come back stronger than when I left,” said Wafer. “That’s all I’m concerned about. If I get to play, or if I don’t, either way I won’t be disappointed. You never know what to expect.”
Wafer has three weeks to earn a playoff spot, a spot for which he will most likely compete against Sasha “I kind of look like the guy from Prison Break but also don’t look like him at all” Pavlovic. Apropos to nothing, here’s a picture of Pavlovic kissing his wife.