As we blogged a few months back, Washington Wizards center Nene was suffering from plantar fasciitis. Now, several months later, and after recuperation time, we had hoped he would feel better.
"He hasn't had time to rest this summer because of the commitment he had to his national team. So we're going to be very, very cautious. We're going to take it very slow with him and make sure he's 100 percent when we put him out there full time," said Grunfield.
During the regular season Nene missed 10 consecutive games for the Wizards with heel pain, but returned to play the final five games. Last season he averaged 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 25.8 minutes, shooting 60.7 percent.
Fans in Denver and Washington have grown frustrated by Nene's health issues, but there is no comparing his plantar fasciitis to the cancerous testicular tumor the 6 foot 11 inch native of Sao Carlos overcame in the 2007-08 season.
"We expect him to be ready for the regular season, for sure. But we will be very cautious with him," said Grunfield.
If you are experiencing heel pain, call our Rocky Hill or Middletown office to make an appointment.
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Connecticut Foot Care Centers
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