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Daniels expects to get cast off soon

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  January 14, 2010 07:03 PM

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Celtics guard Marquis Daniels says he was told by team trainer Ed Lacerte today that he can expect the cast on his left hand to be removed in about a week. The Celtics still don't ecpect Daniels to return to game action until after the All-Star break (Feb. 14).

"You never know, maybe it could get better [sooner]," said Daniels.

After the cast is removed, Daniels will have a soft cast while he rehabs. He says he can touch all five of his fingers to his palm now. He's been running and doing some creative weight lifting, but Daniels says he "needs to get his body fat down" to get into true game shape.

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