Even though Shelden Williams seems to be filling in just fine, Glen Davis expects to be back with the Celtics very soon.
The forward, who was sidelined after breaking his thumb in a personal altercation with a childhood friend, told Boston.com he expects to return to practice on Dec. 1.
Davis was expected to be out for two months after injuring himself and undergoing surgery at the end of October.
Even though he plans to return to practice in the beginning of December, it will be up to Doc Rivers and the rest of Boston's coaching staff whether he will see any game action.
During his absence, Davis has been seen at team practices doing drills with his left hand. In the meantime, Williams — a Duke product who has experienced unexpectedly significant playing time — has averaged 7.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in about 17 minutes off the bench.