Nuggets’ Chandler Back From Injury Soon?
Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler participated in shootaround this morning, a very positive sign for both the player and the team as he is a little over two weeks away from a possible return to action.
This morning’s work, in advance of the Nuggets game against Dallas tonight, was his first team-oriented drills in months. Chandler has been dealing with a significant hip injury that has taken longer to heal than he originally thought.
Chandler tried to return by the start of the season, but could not. Now, however, he is seemingly on a fast track to getting back in uniform. The forward called his on-court session this morning “real good” and is angling for a Jan. 13 return, a Nuggets home game against Golden State.
Right now, Chandler says he’s “85-90 percent” and ought to be near or at 100 percent when Jan. 13 rolls around.
“I’m very excited,” Chandler said. “The first time I was excited to play but I was kind of weak and just wasn’t ready. This time around I feel really strong and confident about it.”