BOSTON (CBS) – Rajon Rondo was sporting a new brace on his right wrist at the team shoot-around Friday morning, and the point guard wants to play Friday night when the Celtics host the Phoenix Suns.

“It gets better everyday,” Rondo told reporters Friday morning. “Hopefully in a couple hours, it’ll be better than this.”

Results from an MRI on the sore wrist came back negative,  but the Celtics are listing Rondo’s as a game-time decision for Friday night’s game.

Read: Celtics-Suns Preview

A steady dose of ice and rest have made the wrist feel better after Rondo fell awkwardly on it in Wednesday’s win over the Raptors. The injury occured in the third quarter, and with the game well in hand for Boston, Rondo sat the rest of the contest out.

While Rondo’s status remains up in the air, the Celtics will likely be without guard Keyon Dooling and center Chris Wilcox against the Suns.

Dooling has missed the last four games with a right knee injury, and said he hopes to be ready for Sunday’s game against the Wizards in Washington.

Stats: Celtics-Suns Head-to-Head

Wilcox has missed the last three games with a calf injury, and says he will likely need a couple more days, and possibly and MRI, before returning.

The Celtics are currently 5-8 on the season.


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