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Injury Updates: Another Celt Goes Down, Two More Coming Back?

First, the bad news, via Chris Forsberg:

Celtics reserve guard Von Wafer sported an oversized walking boot following Friday's win over the Golden State Warriors and said he'd be sidelined for a few days after suffering a right calf sprain.

"I feel alright, just a little sore," said Wafer. "I'll be out for a few days... I think I just sprained a muscle, that's all."

Wafer makes the 10th Celtic to be injured and expected to miss time this season, and that's not counting the previously injured Nate Robinson (who never missed a game, but who just had knee surgery in OKC and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks), Avery Bradley (as there was no guarantee he would have played) or Troy Murphy (who was with the Nets at the time of his injury).

Forsberg does give some good news, though:

"Delonte is day-to-day, but I doubt he'll play this weekend," said Rivers, who will take his troops to Milwaukee for a Sunday night battle with the Bucks. The Celtics enjoy two days of rest before the Clippers visit.

"Shaq actually wants to play on Sunday, but I think he needs more practice time, so he'll probably play next Wednesday -- if nothing happens in practice, and I'm scared to say that now that our shootarounds been so grueling," Rivers said.

It's going to be great to have the Big Shamrock and Delonte back in action. 

Update:  Looks like we jinxed Shaq.  Forsberg tweets:

Shaq now looking unlikely for Wednesday. Foot is bothering him again. Doc said he'll simply toss Delonte & Shaq in once healthy.

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