Glen Davis will reportedly miss one week after suffering patellar tendinitis in his left knee injury during the fourth quarter of the Boston Celtics' 115-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
Celtics head coach Doc Rivers confirmed to WEEI that Davis will only miss one week, saying that the injury isn't major.
"Nothing serious but he may be out for three, four or five days," Rivers said. "But it's nothing serious. He'll miss Friday [vs. Golden State]. I think he'll miss a couple of games. But overall, that's pretty good."
Davis, who finished with 14 points and eight rebounds on Wednesday, suffered the injury on a dunk with 49 seconds left in the game and was taken to the locker room. According to Davis, he has been battling soreness in his knee ever since Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
"I've been playing with it all year, since Game 7 of last year," Davis said. "It's a sigh of relief but you don't want to be hurt anyway. You don't want to sit out. You can't take that approach. It could be worse. I'm just glad I'm here [watching practice], getting healthy and getting ready to play."
Needless to say, Davis is upset that he will have to miss any amount of time, as he had hoped to play in every games this season.
"It kind of [stinks]," Davis said. "I kind of wanted to play the whole season. I tried the best I can. I just have to get healthy now and get ready for the playoffs."
Davis is averaging 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 59 games for the Celtics this season. In his four year career, Davis has averaged 7.2 points and four rebounds, although he is in the midst of a career year.