Zach Randolph Set for Rehab Stint
It has been two weeks since the Grizzlies’ heart and soul suffered a slight tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The bad news is (Zach) Randolph still is looking at four to six additional weeks of recovery time.
The good news is he’ll begin a rehabilitation regimen this week after receiving nothing but rest since the injury occurred during a Jan. 1 loss at Chicago.
“He been wearing a brace and we just let him rest,” said Grizzlies physician Fred Azar, who is the lead orthopedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic. “We’re going to start a little bit of conditioning this week and then we’ll kick it up next week. We really don’t want him to get out of shape. Eventually, we’re going to do lower-body conditioning where he can get on a bike and do some lower-extremity strengthening of the muscles.”