Shaquille O'Neal to return next week?

Updated: March 25, 2011, 8:28 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal received a cortisone shot in his ailing right foot earlier this week and was placed back in an immobilizing boot, coach Doc Rivers confirmed Friday.

Rivers said O'Neal was placed back in the immobilizing boot as a measure to help speed up his recovery by reducing the inflammation that occurred when he tried to ramp up his activity last week.

"I don't know if it's precautionary, because he's always been injured," said Rivers. "I just ...

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