Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 12:00 pm  |  6 responses

Delonte West Aiming to Return in January

Depending on what his surgically repaired wrist tells him — they talk. No, for real — West hopes to be back in the lineup early in the new year. The Boston Herald reports: “As a rookie, Delonte West broke his right thumb and missed all of November. He got into the habit of actually talking to the thumb, hoping that positive vibes would influence the healing process. So he’s not patient by nature. But asked about that quality now, and how it applies to his recovery from surgery to repair a fractured right wrist, the Celtics guard shakes his head. ‘No, it’s not hard to be patient,’ he said this week. ‘The team’s doing well. Of course, I want to be out there helping, but I’ve been patient this long, so just wait it out. One thing is that time doesn’t stop for nobody — it keeps ticking.’ But West’s words belie his hopes. The cast will be removed from his wrist Dec. 30, and West has set an ambitious target for a return. He hopes to be back on the floor between mid- and late-January. Considering the original projection had him making a comeback shortly before the playoffs, January marks quite a shift.”

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  • robb

    Delonte West and aiming = a bad combination of words

  • fitzy

    well doc was the one who threw out the prognosis of just a little before the playoffs. There never was an official return date announced. I think after the all-star break would be a lot more realistic though.

  • PapaBearATL

    Athletes are their own worst enemies when it comes to returning from injury. My knees would probably not be 30yrs older than I am if I would have spent more time in recovery and rehab.

  • vtrobot

    @robb: you beat me to it. i was thinking the same thing when i skimmed that headline. get better REDZ.

  • spit hot fiyah

    rasburry whuuuut….

  • ClydeSays

    He needs to get fully healed before he comes back. They need him, but no rush, Redz…