Warriors News: Jermaine O’Neal Returns To Practice After Six Weeks
After having arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist on December 12, Warriors backup center Jermaine O’Neal returned to practice today.
Although the expected return timetable was three to four months, O’Neal was able to make his return after only six weeks according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Rusty Simmons:
Jermaine O'Neal said his wrist surgery was supposed to cost him three to four months, so he's happy to be back practicing in just 6 weeks.
— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) January 22, 2014
While it’s unclear when O’Neal will actually suit up for the Warriors, his eventual return comes at a good time as David Lee (shoulder sprain) and Andrew Bogut (knee sprain) sat out practice.
In 17 games this season, the 35-year-old averaged 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game.