Sunday, April 15, 2012
Woody: Lin not running yet
By Ian Begley
Jeremy Lin said last Sunday that he hoped to begin jogging at some point soon, hopefully in the next seven days.
That hasn't happened, according to Mike Woodson.
"Not to my knowledge he hasn't," Woodson before tip-off of Knicks-Heat. "I think he's still on the bike and probably doing pool work, probably. But no jogging as far as a I know."
Lin said last Sunday his knee rehabilitation was going well, but he didn't expect to play in the first round of the playoffs, if the Knicks qualify.
"I think unless something goes really well I wouldn't get there," Lin said.
Lin underwent surgery last Monday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.
When he spoke to reporters last Sunday, Lin hesitated to predict he'd be back sooner than six weeks, which was the original timetable provided by the Knicks.
"All the doctors are saying this is normal," said Lin. "After about 1½ to 2 weeks is when you can see how well you're doing."
Woodson said before the Knicks-Heat game that Lin was still on a six-week timetable.
"According to our (doctors), he's doing everything he's supposed to do and he's feeling pretty good, so that's a positive," Woodson said. "So we've just got to wait, wait the (six-week) term and see what happens."
A telling sign in Lin's recovery will be when he starts to cut laterally and jump.