In some ways, it was a very good day for the Celtics today, as center Kendrick Perkins and power forward Kevin Garnett both participated fully in practice. Perkins has not played all season as a result of the torn ACL he suffered in Game Six of last season's NBA Finals. Garnett strained his right calf in late December and has missed the last nine games.
Head coach Doc Rivers indicated that Garnett could return for Monday night's game in Boston against the Orlando Magic. Perkins is still probably a couple weeks away from returning to game action.
But even as the Celtics received good news on Garnett and Perkins, there were two more players who were added to the injury report. Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal, who scored 23 points and played a season-high 35 minutes in Friday's victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, suffered a right abductor strain this morning when he fell on some ice on his way to practice, the team announced. Also, Marquis Daniels suffered a stinger in his back when he ran into a Perkins screen during the practice session.
Both O'Neal and Daniels are considered day-to-day.