LOS ANGELES (AP) -Clippers star Elton Brand is getting closer to playing again.
Brand, who tore his left Achilles' tendon last summer, was re-examined Thursday by Dr. Craig Morgan at Christiana Care's Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Del., and cleared to begin extensive running and jumping exercises on the court
The next step in the 28-year-old forward's rehabilitation process will lead to his returning to team drills and eventual return to full practice.
Brand was scheduled to be examined by team physician Dr. Tony Daly upon his return to Los Angeles.
Brand, who averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season, was injured Aug. 3 during his daily workout in nearby El Segundo, and Morgan performed surgery four days later.

Top NBA Public Bets

Advertisement

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Suns vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Suns a good bet to cash for bettors tonight as a road underdog versus the Lakers at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Cleveland aims to stomp Spoelstra's crew Miami raised eyebrows across the NBA when it gave Tyler Johnson a $50 million contract during the offseason. Now, though, South Beach could be looking at a...
Thumbnail Pistons vs. T'Wolves Pick Can the Detroit Pistons continue their recent road success when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies Prediction After they were beaten soundly last night in Milwaukee, will the Trail Blazers rebound with an upset win over the Grizzlies tonight in...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Jazz Pick Will the Golden State Warriors run into any trouble when they hit the road tonight to face the Utah Jazz tonight at...

NBA Team Pages