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“My back’s OK,” said Faverani. “I practiced today, just one day rest, I think it’s good. The MRI is clear, it’s clean.”
Faverani is expected to get treatment over the weekend and said he’ll be ready to go again on Monday when the team reconvenes after a weekend off.
Wallace, whose right foot is encased in a walking boot to help heal a sore ankle, and to allow the full effect of a cortisone shot to take hold, doesn’t sound particularly worried.
He wore the contraption and watched last night, but expects to take part in a full practice Monday.
“It’s good,” Wallace said, looking down at the boot. “I just want to get out of this boot. I don’t really have to wear it. I’m going to keep the stress off my ankle until the shot can get it comfortable. That was the only shot. I sprained my ankle the first game of the season (last year) and that kind of threw me off from there.”
No further shots are planned, according to Wallace.
Good news on the (non-Rondo) injury front. Vito’s back is fine and Gerald Wallace is being extra cautious with his ankle.
They’ll enjoy the weekend off before resuming practice on Monday.
Speaking of practice, the Celtics held an open session last night at the Garden for season ticket holders. There was an impromptu 3-point contest and a game of Knockout with some kids from the stands.
What was Rajon Rondo doing?
Working a camera. There’s no truth to the rumor that this is the result of the cutbacks at CSNNE.
Check out this Flickr stream for more photos from open practice.
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston – C’s at Shamrock gala | CSNNE – Bill Sharman passes away | Final Celtics preseason grades | Fans bet behind scenes glimpse | Video tour of Olynyk’s apartment | Faverani says lower back 100% better | Brad Stevens: A coach’s journey | Ainge says C’s have talked extension with Bradley | Forbes – Red Sox are new Celtics | WEEI – When Reggie Evans sends you lemons |