Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Webster completes first full contact practice, Tuesday meeting with doctors ahead

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves players, Wolves practice news, Wolves news Updated: December 2, 2010 - 5:27 PM

Wolves swingman Martell Webster completed his full contact practice in San Antonio this afternoon and spent time afternoon testing his "bounce" with a series of runs at the hoop for some between-the-legs dunks on which he eased up at the end.

He said he will meet with doctors who performed his October back surgery, team physicians, athletic trainer Gregg Farnam and Kurt Rambis on Tuesday to discuss his game return.

"I'm not going to look into the future at all," he said ."I'm not going to get anybody's hopes up. When the meeting comes, I'll relay the message."

Webster said there's no comparison between this back surgery and foot surgery he had that cost him the 2008-09 season because with this one he's already back getting ready to play again.

"I feel great," he said. "My back feels fine. I don't have any soreness or stiffness. Actually, to tell you the truth, it really wasn't my back that was hurting. It was the nerve that the hernia was pushing up against, that was going down my leg. That's the main thing. When I flex my leg, is that nerve sore, is it tender? It's not and it hasn't been giving me pain."

Jonny Flynn practice with the team this afternoon at the Spurs' arena and now is headed to Sioux Falls (via Minnesota) for his return from hip surgery tomorrow night in the D League with the Skyforce.

Rambis said after practice today that he prefers Flynn also play back-to-back games with the Skyforce next weekend (Dec. 10-11) before he makes his Wolves' season debut.

If Flynn does play three D League games -- he sounded hopeful yesterday that the one D League game proves him NBA ready -- that'd put his NBA return on the team's West Coast road trip that begins Dec. 14 at Golden State.

Rambis said Flynn will return to Minnesota after Friday's game and will accompany the team to New York for its game there Monday. He said a decision whether Flynn needs more time in the D League will be made after everybody talks and the coaches examine the film from Friday's game against the Iowa Energy.

 

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