In a note Wednesday, Andy Vasquez writes there's been some confusion about Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's return from a broken ankle. He is still on crutches and in a walking boot. Vasquez says RHJ is still expected back in February, perhaps as early as February 19 vs. the Knicks.
Despite some recent confusion, rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson still is on track to return in mid-February after the All-Star break, according to league sources.
Hollis-Jefferson had surgery Dec. 9 to repair a broken ankle and the team set a timetable for his recovery at 8-10 weeks.
But in a blog Monday, Hollis-Jefferson seemed to alter that timetable, writing he expected to be back on the court "probably around the beginning of March." That would have been 12 weeks and 41 missed games.
But sources said that was a miscalculation. Hollis-Jefferson hasn't had any setbacks and his recovery timetable hasn't changed.
The 20-year-old still is expected to be back in mid-February, which would be 10 weeks and 35 missed games after surgery. That could put him on the court when the Nets host the Knicks on Feb. 19 in their first game after the All-Star break.
Of course, if he returned in late February, that would mean he'd be on the court in March. Rookies.