Shaquille O’Neal: Due Back Next Week

by March 27, 2011

Via the Boston Globe: “Shaquille O’Neal is unlikely to play during the Celtics’ four-game road trip to Minnesota, Indiana, San Antonio and Atlanta, but his return is growing closer and coach Doc Rivers speculated either April 3 against the Detroit Pistons or April 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers. ‘I’ve actually heard there was a chance (he could play on this trip) but I don’t expect it,’ Rivers said…  ‘There’s a better chance (April 3), I still don’t think that’s realistic. I think more the game the day after that would be our target date for Shaq. I would say they’re thinking maybe Atlanta or the first game back, but I think there’s no chance of that.'”