Immediately after tearing his achilles tendon in early March, an extremely confident Wes Matthews said he planned to be fully recovered in five months. And amazingly, it appears the Portland Trail Blazers wing really might be on that ambitious timeline.
Matthews posted a video of himself doing light on-court work yesterday – less than three months removed from his injury!
“Iron Man,” indeed.
Matthews suffered the injury on March 5 and underwent successful surgery a few days later. While the dribbling and shooting he performs above is hardly strenuous, it’s still wildly encouraging regarding his prospects for a speedy rehabilitation to game action.
Not that we should be surprised, of course. A couple weeks ago, Matthews said he was recovering even faster than anticipated.
The 28-year-old is a free agent this summer. Though we hope the Blazers pony up the dough to keep him, it’s become increasingly clear that another team will if the incumbents go a different direction. Matthews might be briefly limited by his unfortunate injury, but all signs point to him eventually regaining his stellar two-way form.
[Via Wesley Matthews]