Chris Wilcox and Darko returned to practice today, per Celtics PR
— Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) October 24, 2012
Good news as the C's get a couple of big bodies back at practice with just six days remaining before tip-off.
Wilcox did not appear in a pre-season game after straining his back on September 29th (the first day of practice). He has not appeared in an NBA game since March 7th after undergoing surgery to correct an aortic irregularity in his heart.
Darko Milicic also returned for the Green after missing Sunday's game with a sore wrist. Darko called himself "100 percent" healthy and ready to start the season.
Both guys will serve as valuable depth for the C's, Wilcox at both PF and Center, Milicic at Center. For those looking forward to how these guys may fit into the match-up with Miami, here are their numbers against the Heat in the Lebron era (since 2010):
Wilcox: 5 games, 15.2 Minutes per game, 5.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG
Milicic: 3 games, 14.0 MPG, 1.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.0 BPG