Boston Celtics star forward Larry Bird participated in his first full workout with the team Monday since double heel surgery sidelined him last November.

Bird took his turn during several combined workouts at the team's practice court at Hellenic College in suburban Brookline. The 6-foot-9 forward had bone spurs removed from both heels on Nov. 19. "It's killing me," said Bird about his right heel. "They told me there would be days like this. But it hurt all the time . . . even running straight ahead."There is no way to predict Bird's return to the line up, but he said that his left heel feels fine.