While the Celtics got good news on the availability of Glen Davis and Rasheed Wallace for Game 6 against Orlando, the news was much more pessimistic on Marquis Daniels, who is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion minutes after Davis sustained his own in Game 5 against the Magic.
"Marquis is out and probably out for a while," Rivers said. "If they're putting a uniform on, they're good [to play].
"[Daniels] had tingling in his feet, his hands and couldn't feel either one for a while so that gets dangerous. We don't know how long. He feels good now. Everything's back. That's something you have to be careful with. Eddie [Lacerte] said he's the one, you just can't take a chance."
Brian Scalabrine is dressing for Game 6 and is taking Daniels' spot on the active roster.
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Glen Davis said prior to Game 6 that he will play tonight after suffering a concussion in Game 5. "I'm feeling good," he said. "[The headaches] are all gone." Davis was hit by Magic center Dwight Howard with an elbow and staggered to half court before collasping. "He caught me off guard," Davis said. "That was the big thing. I didn't see it coming." Davis also said that he didn't lose a tooth, but he have a brace in his moutch knocked out. Asked if he thought the play was dirty, Davis said, "I don't know what to think."
Prior to the Red Sox game with the Royals Friday night at Fenway Park Daisuke Matsuzaka clarified what he meant when he referenced having "lower body soreness" throughout his Thursday night outing.
"It doesn't happen that often. I just think it's one of those days where your body feels a little heavier than normal. You feel a little bit lethargic," Matsuzaka said through translator Masa Hoshino. "I think that's what it was. But today I think because I relied a lot more on my upper body pitching in the game last night, I think my upper body is a little more tired than usual.
"It's certainly not an injury. I wouldn't even go so far as calling it fatigue. I think that can happen to any player, where you get out of bed in the morning and feel a little bit off. It just so happens yesterday was one of those days ... my body just wouldn't cooperate."
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Brian Scalabrine told WEEI.com that he will be on the 12-man active roster Friday night for Game 6. Scalabrine likely will take the place of Marquis Daniels, who had a concussion in Game 5. Glen Davis also had a concussion, and Rasheed Wallace is struggling with back spasms. Both players are considered game-time decisions.
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Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was placed back on the disabled list before Friday's game with the Royals and said he and the team were on the same page about coming back last weekend, but doing so worsened his sore ribs.
"Basically, I tried to played with a level of discomfort, knowing I wasn't 100 percent, and doing so worsened my condition," said Ellsbury, who said he saw a thoracic specialist on Friday who told him that he will need to be at a further level of healing when he returns to action.
"I guess the way it looks now I came back too soon. With the way I felt and the way medical staff felt, we felt it was time to go. But we knew I wasn't fully healed." Ellsbury said.
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