Wilcox out indefinitely


Wilcox out indefinitely

LOS ANGELES Chris Wilcox is out indefinitely after the results from routine cardiac tests showed a need for additional tests to be performed.

Wilcox is expected to meet with team doctors early next week, which means he will not play in tomorrow's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, or Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The 6-foot-10 big man did not play in Friday's win over Portland to attend to what team officials described as a "personal matter."

Wilcox did not travel with the team to Los Angeles and it is unclear if he will join them at some point during their road trip that kicks off on Sunday.

Not having Wilcox because of heart-related tests will certainly remind Celtics Nation of Jeff Green, whose 9 million contract with the C's was voided after it was determined that he would need heart surgery.

Green underwent successful surgery for an aortic aneurysm and is expected to be back playing in the 2012-2013 season. He is doing his rehabilitation in Boston, and has been a regular of late on the C's bench during games.

It is too soon to know the extent of Wilcox's situation, one that C's head coach Doc Rivers will likely shed additional light on prior to Sunday's game against the Lakers.