The Globe is reporting that Ray Allen and Big Baby both sat out practice today.
Allen said he has been having radiating discomfort in his right arm and hand for the last few days and even saw some discoloration in his right pinky finger. He had an MRI and a CT scan today. Allen was dressed in practice gear, but mostly rode the exercise bike during the Celtics' practice today. Allen said he first noticed discomfort in the neck area around five days ago, but has no idea what caused it.
It is not considered serious but sitting him is more on the precautionary side. It is doubtful that he will play in Wednesday's game. Tony Allen will probably get the start in his absence. Hoopsworld has this from Ray about the injury:
"I thought like anything else, you have stiffness in the neck but I started noticing three of my fingers started going numb. Then yesterday my pinkie started getting discolored and that's when I realized it was something worse than I thought," Allen said, adding, "It's radiating through my shoulder blade. It's an uncomfortable feeling, it's real uncomfortable. It's like when you hit your funny bone but that's what I'm feeling all day long." "The last two days or so it got a little worse to where I couldn't sleep. Anyway I turned, there was a real sharp pain back there," he said, adding. "I had an MRI this morning and then I had a CT-Scan because they saw something on the MRI and they wanted me to have a CT-SCAN. Actually, I had a shot in my (shoulder). I can lift it now but it's real achy. There's a little bit of burning in it."
Ray Allen injured his ankle in the last matchup with the Bobcats but played through the pain to hit a game-winning three point shot at he buzzer. He later suffered soreness in that ankle and had to miss two games. This time he isn't taking any chances.
Big Baby also sat out practice with a sore right knee that he injured in Saturday's game against Detroit. He is listed as day to day, but Doc expects him to be available against the Bobcats.