Nets PG D'Angelo Russell won't be rushing back on the court anytime soon as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery, per Newsday's Greg Logan
The Nov. 11 surgery was performed to remove loose bodies from Russell's left knee. The third-year point guard wants to make sure that he doesn't rush back, so he will take his time to make sure everything is feeling good.
"Honestly, I'm just trying to stay healthy and get as strong as I can before I get back out on the floor," Russell said. "It's definitely not something I want to rush, however that may go. I'm not really forcing anything, just doing what the trainers and stuff tell me day-in and day-out and go from there, see how I feel every day."
Russell had left knee issues last season with the Lakers, but he claims the two injuries are entirely separate from each other.
"It's just more of a strength factor for me now," he said. "It's not a recurring injury. It's not something that affected me from last year or anything like that."
Russell is staying active as he is "coaching from the bench" according to teammate DeMarre Carroll. Spencer Dinwiddie will continue to play in the point guard position while there is no timetable for Russell's return.