Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

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Michael Redd has experienced the agony of an anterior cruciate ligament tear not once but twice in a 12-month period.

And now, 13 months after tearing up his left knee for a second time, the Milwaukee Bucks guard is ready to return.

Bucks general manager John Hammond confirmed Tuesday that Redd would be back with the team Monday for the team’s first practice after the NBA all-star break.

The Bucks are not expecting Redd, who ranks fourth on the team’s all-time scoring list, to make a startling impact in the final two months of the season. But they are glad to have him back.

“Just as he did last off-season, he has worked so very hard to get himself in a position where he can return,” Hammond said. “When he arrives Monday he’ll go through the next step in the process.

“He will continue to do his rehab. He will be on the floor with some individual skill work. From that point, then how soon can he progress to doing more basketball-related movements? And from that point, how soon can he progress to actually being able to practice?”