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Chris Wilcox out with thumb sprain

Updated: December 24, 2012, 12:54 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox will miss nearly a month with an ulnar collateral sprain in his right thumb, according to coach Doc Rivers.

Wilcox injured the thumb on Tuesday in Chicago and has sat out the last two games, though Rivers had admitted he was going to lean on other bigs given Wilcox's recent defensive struggles. Now the injury will keep him on the shelf.

"Chris is out; he's out for a while," Rivers said after the team's practice ...

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