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Celtics' Walker Cleared To Practice Following Knee Procedure

Celtics' Walker Cleared To Practice Following Knee Procedure

The Boston Celtics may soon have one of their top players back on the court.

BOSTON: The Boston Celtics may soon have one of their top players back on the court.

All-Star point guard Kemba Walker has been cleared to begin practicing, the team announced Friday.

Walker hasnt played this season after receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee prior to the start of training camp last month.

Hes been on a 12-week strengthening program since the early October procedure. Walker injured his knee prior to the resumption of last season in the Florida bubble, but returned to play during the playoffs.

Coach Brad Stevens said Walker has been pain-free while going through individual workouts with the coaching staff. Stevens said the next step is for him to go through some live practices with teammates.

I dont think hes too far. He looks great. He feels great, Stevens said. “Probably the best hes felt since hes been here. Hopefully hell be back soon, but were not gonna rush that.

Walker was a big part of Bostons run to the Eastern Conference finals in the bubble, averaging 19.6 points and 5.1 assists during the postseason. The Celtics lost the series in six games to Miami.

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