Wafer (back) latest in long line of injured Celts

Wafer (back) latest in long line of injured Celts
December 17, 2010, 6:02 am
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By Jessica Camerato
CSNNE.com

BOSTON -- Two minutes and six seconds. That's all it took for Von Wafer to add his name to the long list of injured Celtics.

Wafer suffered a sore lower back during Thursday's game against the Hawks. He went to the trainer's room in the second quarter and did not return.

"When I came to the bench to start sitting down, it just got tight," he told CSNNE.com following the Celtics 102-90 win.

Doc Rivers said Wafer's back was bothering him before the game. "The last three games he's come in for treatment on his back."

Fortunately for the undermanned C's, Wafer does not expect to be kept out of action.

"I don't think it's that serious," he said. "I just think a day or two of treatment and rest and I'll be fine."

The Celtics need all the healthy bodies they can get. Even though Wafer is averaging less than six minutes per game this season, his playing time was expected to increase with the recent injury of Rajon Rondo.

Following Wafer's departure, the Celtics were down to just nine players against the Hawks.

"I tried to get it loose," he said. "But I've just got to come in and get treatment tomorrow and try to get it back right."

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