InsideHoops.com NewsWire: Los Angeles Clippers’ forward Elton Brand had his surgically repaired left Achilles tendon re-examined today by Dr. Craig Morgan at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. During the examination Brand was advised by Dr. Morgan that he no longer needed to remain in the walking boot he has worn since September 18th.
Brand has been cleared to take part in advanced cardiovascular work which includes elliptical and treadmill cardiovascular conditioning in addition to aqua-therapy. Brand will also continue his upper body strength program and localized rehabilitation of the injury. He will be re-evaluated by Dr. Morgan in six weeks to determine further progress and treatment protocols.
Brand originally sustained the injury during his daily workout on Friday, August 3rd at the Spectrum Club South Bay in El Segundo, California. Dr. Morgan performed the surgery to repair the injury on Tuesday, August 7th.