The right Achilles tendon injury that O'Neal suffered last month is healing fine, but now he's once again bothered by some right foot soreness.
Now it's to the point where the Celtics have no idea when the 7-foot-1 center who turned 39 years old today, will return to action.
When asked about O'Neal and a likely return date, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers acknowledged he had no idea.
"He (O'Neal) worked out with us the other day," Rivers said. "Some of the pain returned."
Rivers spoke with Ed Lacerte, the team's head trainer.
"Eddie just said don't expect him anytime soon," Rivers said
Oh boy. This isn't good.
The Perkins trade will look a whole hell of a lot better if we can get this guy healthy. I'm starting to wonder that's going to happen.
Oh hey… happy 39th birthday, Shaq.