"I really can't bend it," O'Neal told The Miami Herald of his right leg. "It's pretty swollen. I've been doing double, triple treatments. Right now, I just have to see how it goes. If I can bend it, if I can run and jump, then I'll be ready to go."
O'Neal isn't worried about needing a large amount of preparation for Sunday's playoff opener, saying he just needs a little work on Saturday to get ready.
"The playoff season is a different season," O'Neal told the paper. "You have to be mentally and physically ready. I just want to be 95 percent physically ready to go.
"Even though it's been a strange two, three weeks for me, I've been in bed, I've been getting a lot of rest. I've been getting a lot of physical rest and a lot of mental rest. People know usually when I get a lot of rest, I usually come out and do work. I know how to turn the bad into good always."
O'Neal, who didn't participate in the team's shootaround Tuesday
morning, suffered the injury in Sunday's 84-80 win over Indiana. He
was kneed by Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal while defending a drive
to the basket, and left just before halftime.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.