His MRI came back negative but Glen Davis will still miss about a week with knee tendinitis. Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston reports from Celtics practice today in Waltham:
Davis revealed he’s been playing through pain since as far back as last season, but had appeared in all 59 games of the 2010-11 season. The pain escalated while completing a two-handed jam in the final minute of Wednesday’s win over the Phoenix Suns, forcing Davis to shut it down for a few days.
“It’s sore; It’s really sore, but I’ll be okay,” said Davis, noting he’ll sit anywhere from three to seven days. If it’s like most injuries this season, the Celtics won’t rush him back, particularly after adding a pair of power forwards in recent days in Jeff Green and Troy Murphy.
Davis said he’ll simply ice the knee each day and continue to work out as able to stay in playing shape. He said he’s slightly relieved that there’s no further damage to the knee, but the condition has worsened recently and he knows it’s critical to get himself right before the postseason.
CH: Recovery times are always moving targets but assuming the prognosis is anywhere near accurate, it won’t have much of a negative impact on the Celtics. Even if Davis ends up missing a couple of weeks, the C’s should be fine. They’re currently loaded down with three new big men that need playing time to work their way into continuity with the rest of the team. So, Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and Troy Murphy can all expect to gobble up a few extra minutes over the next week.