After missing the Magic’s final 14 games before the All-Star Break with a left knee injury, RJ Hampton was back in practice this week in Orlando. With a smile, of course!
Back on Friday?
“Everything is fine, everything is 100%”he said in the Orlando Sentinel. « I’m ready to play. It was my first training. I still listen to the preparers but as far as myself and my health are concerned, I am 100%. »
Author of 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 average assists in the rotation of Jamahl Mosley, RJ Hampton is optimistic about his ability to play the Magic’s next game, this Friday at home against Houston. In any case, Orlando would like to find his young « combo guard » but will not force things either.
“We will continue to see how he feels. We will train on Thursday and we will see where he is, » assures Jamahl Mosley.
For his part, the player was very happy to be back in the game, if only for recovery training: “It was really very pleasant. I hadn’t taken part in a training session for a month. It was great to be able to play with the guys again and come back to do what I know how to do at a high level. »
A Magic infirmary that is always full…
At his side among the returnees from the infirmary, Markelle Fultz was also part of this training this Wednesday, with the authorization to play with contact. The former Sixers Draft No. 1 is also returning at his own pace, with no pressure to return.
« He’s in the same boat. We try to understand what we can do as training progresses. We see how he responds to what we offer him and we measure his progress from that. It’s an ongoing process to see if he’s responding well to treatment and his recovery program. We observe how his body feels and watch it closely. »
On the other hand, Jonathan Isaac has still not resumed full training. The interior of the Magic is content for the moment with shooting sessions and land to strengthen his left knee: “JI just shoots, moves and works with the coaches. Non-contact exercises. »
Finally, note that Moe Wagner, who has been absent for five games due to a rib problem, did not participate in Wednesday’s training session…
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