Wafer sidelined by right calf strain
March, 4, 2011
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com
BOSTON -- Celtics reserve guard Von Wafer sported an oversized walking boot following Friday's win over the Golden State Warriors and said he'd be sidelined for a few days after suffering a right calf sprain.
"I feel alright, just a little sore," said Wafer. "I'll be out for a few days... I think I just sprained a muscle, that's all."
Comcast SportsNet ScreenshotVon Wafer (lower right) grabs at his strained calf.
Wafer appeared to land awkwardly while trying to chase Golden State's Monta Ellis on a layup with 10:29 to play in the second quarter. Wafer immediately grabbed at the right calf, then hobbled off the court and headed straight to the locker room with team trainers in pursuit.
Used sparingly over the past five games, Wafer connected on 3-of-4 shots for seven points over 5:28 before suffering the injury. The initial report from the team was that he was likely to return later in the game, but he was ruled out after halftime.
"It's not frustrating, it's just what happened," said Wafer. "So I've got to deal with it. It's not frustrating, I'm just going to try to get back as fast as I can."
Wafer is the latest Celtic stung by the injury bug. The team was already playing without Delonte West (sprained right ankle), Glen Davis (left knee strain), Shaquille O'Neal (inflamed right Achilles), and Jermaine O'Neal (left knee surgery).
*[Blog updated from original in-game injury report]