CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Bobcats center Al Jefferson said that while his left foot remains extremely sore, he plans to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff series Wednesday night against Miami Heat.
''I'm suiting up,'' Jefferson said Monday. ''It's going to take more than that to make me sit out. We have worked too hard to get to this point.''
Jefferson injured his foot in the first quarter of Sunday's 99-88 loss to the two-time defending NBA champions.
Charlotte's leading scorer skipped a light team workout Monday and said he doesn't plan to practice Tuesday. That means he won't test out the foot until the shoot around period on Wednesday morning.
His left foot remains in a walking boot and he'll continue to receive treatment for the next two days.
First-year coach Steve Clifford said the medical staff informed him Jefferson doesn't run the risk of serious injury if he continues to play on the injured foot.
Clifford also said the injury won't require surgery this offseason.