The Boston Celtics are starting to get worried that Shaquille O'Neal's sabbatical from the game to deal with an assortment of right foot/leg/Achilles tendon continues to take longer than expected to heal.
While the goal is to have him suit up before the playoffs, Celtics coach Doc Rivers acknowledged on Thursday that the team has no definitive idea as to when the 7-foot-1 center will be back.
"I really hope we can get him before the playoffs," said Rivers, who added that the injury is starting to "get close to bleeding" into the teams' postseason plans.
While the C's maintain there hasn't been any setback, they do say it has taken longer to heal than anticipated (isn't that a setback?).
Are we reaching KG-like levels when it comes to Shaq and his achilles?
There are two more weeks in the season. I'd like to see Shaq back in time to regain his timing. Hell… I just want to see Shaq back.