Milicic (wrist) out for preseason game vs. Sixers


Milicic (wrist) out for preseason game vs. Sixers

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics continue to be cautious with Darko Milicic and will keep him out of tonight's game against Philadelphia.

Milicic has a right wrist injury that has kept him out of Boston's last three preseason games.

"So close to the season, they don't want to take any chances," Milicic told

While his preseason may be over, Milicic is able to participate in what will be like a second mini-camp this week with plenty of time for practice before their season opener at Miami on Oct. 30.

"We want to make sure I am good to play then," Milicic said.

Although Milicic's role was unclear at the start of training camp, the 7-footer has played his way into the regular rotation as a backup to Kevin Garnett at center. His value becomes even greater with Chris Wilcox (back) out indefinitely.