Originally Posted by ljsbb27
Yeah and believe me if that's what it takes then so be it, but they give that range of a timeframe because it's possible to come back in less time. Also at the end of that given range they give it's for the athlete to return to normal activities so it doesn't mean that he won't be able to run or shoot or anything like that until the end of the range. It may take 10-12 months but he may be able to start shooting and jogging/running after 8 months or so.
Yeah I do think he should be getting in shape and participating in team activities but the way he was out of form when he came back this year tells me that he'll probably need a full training camp and pre-season to get in full stride. I don't like putting him out there rusty when the rest of the league is in playoff form.