Michael Redd Planning a February Return

by November 19, 2010

According to Redd (who hasn’t played since last January), he’ll be back in the Bucks‘ lineup sometime in February. FanHouse reports: “The goal for me is February,’ the one-time star guard said. Redd, who has been rehabbing in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, was in Milwaukee for the first time since last March. He chatted with teammates at a Bucks practice and had the Thanksgiving event he has held for eight years for disadvantaged families. That was the primary reason for Milwaukee visit. The next time Redd returns, he wants to be taking part in a Bucks practice. He said he was cleared Nov. 8 to do some basketball activities. ‘I feel great,” said Redd, who believes he can be 100 percent when he comes back. ‘I’m just now getting acclimated to playing basketball again. … I’m doing some basketball stuff on the court now, shooting and dribbling, a little light running. Just getting acclimated to playing basketball again.’ Redd, 31, suffered torn anterior and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee on Jan. 24, 2009, against Sacramento and missed the rest of the season. He returned last season only to hurt the same ligaments on Jan. 10, 2010, in a road game at the Los Angeles Lakers, and needed another surgery.”