Sunday, April 22, 2012
Jeremy Lin: I'm up and running jogging
By Ian Begley
Jeremy Lin provided an update on his rehab via Twitter after the Knicks' win over the Hawks on Sunday afternoon.
The second-year guard wrote on his official account that he jogged Sunday for the first time since having surgery to repair a torn meniscus on April 2.
Two weeks ago, Lin said he'd hoped to be able to start jogging by Sunday, so he appears to be on schedule for a return to the court six weeks after surgery.
Of course, the Knicks would need to advance to the second round in order for Lin to come back, under that timetable.
In the meantime, the Knicks have asked veteran Baron Davis to start at point guard. Mike Bibby and, to a lesser extent, Toney Douglas have also filled in. But Mike Woodson has also gone with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert at times late in games to run the offense.
The Knicks have gone 10-5 in Lin's absence.
He underwent surgery to repair a small chronic tear in his left meniscus on April 2.
A telling sign in Lin's recovery will be when he starts to cut laterally and jump.