Kendrick Perkins Likely to Miss Training Camp and Preseason

by September 26, 2012

According to OKC Thunder GM Sam Presti, Kendrick Perkins probably won’t take part in the team’s training camp and preseason games  so that the big man can fully recover from offseason surgeries. Per CBS Sports: “After having two offseason surgeries, one on his wrist and one on his groin, Kendrick Perkins likely will miss all of the Thunder’s training camp and preseason games. ‘What we’re trying to do is have him ready for the first game of the regular season,’ said Thunder general manager Sam Presti. ‘His conditioning, his fitness levels — he’s done a fantastic job. His wrist is the thing we have to be very cautious with, and we will be.’ Perkins suffered a partially torn groin in the opening round of the playoffs against the Mavericks and played the entire postseason through the injury. He then tore a ligament in his wrist during the series against the Spurs and played through that as well.”