Jameer Nelson Could Return From Knee Injury As Soon As Monday

Orlando Magic all-star point guard Jameer Nelson could return to the court as soon as Monday after missing four weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery.

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Jameer Nelson To Return Monday, Play "Limited Minutes"

Via Orlando Pinstriped Post, we learn that Jameer Nelson will play “limited minutes” in tonight’s game against the Utah Jazz.

John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

If there’s no swelling in Nelson’s knee, the Magic’s captain should play. The original plan called for him to return on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets, but Nelson impressed in practice the past two days so much so that he could be on the floor against Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz.

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has said that Nelson is his starting point guard once fully healthy, but because he’s likely to play only limited minutes tonight, he’ll come off the bench if he can play. Jason Williams, who played well in Saturday’s win against Portland, will continue to start.

Nelson has missed the last month of the season due to arthroscopic knee surgery.

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Report: Jameer Nelson Could Return As Soon As Monday

Despite his stature, Jameer Nelson has continually proven he can play through pain. He returned to play in the NBA Finals last year when few expected him to after missing half the season with a separated shoulder.

Now, according to Hoopsworld’s Alex Kennedy, Nelson could return to the court as soon as Monday after missing time due to arthroscopic knee surgery.

On Wednesday, it will have been four weeks since Nelson tore his meniscus in his left knee. The injury was originally expected to sideline the fifth-year point guard for up to six weeks but after intense rehab, Nelson is hoping to practice with the team this weekend and make his return as early as Monday against the Utah Jazz.

Jameer Nelson, tough guy.

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