While unable to provide a timetable for his return, Warriors forward David Lee said Wednesday not to count him out as far as getting back on the court, possibly even before the regular season ends. "Reports that say I'm done for the season I think are very premature," said Lee, who has a right hamstring pull complicated by nerve inflammation. "We're just going to see how I'm doing day-to-day. But the important thing is I'm feeling better each day, and the only thing that would be of concern to me is if I was plateauing out or feeling worse and worse. Things are on the right track." Lee, who was injured in a home game against San Antonio on March 22, has missed six games. Since he hadn't spoken to the media and the club had been guarded in providing specifics about the severity of the injury, there has been speculation that the veteran forward's season might be over. But he went through a light workout with the team after taking two days off, worked up a good sweat and said he'll see how his body reacts to a bit of a push. "I'm working with our trainers night and day, coming in twice a day and doing stuff, and also doing strength work," he said. "But the most important thing I did, I think, was I took Monday and Tuesday off and let the thing calm down a bit as well as take some meds so I could keep this thing from flaring up and get back to normal." Lee admitted that going through a hamstring issue is tough -- it's the first in his nine-year NBA career -- but it's the nerve problem that goes along with it that makes his return so difficult to predict time-wise. He maintained the uncertainty has caused him to lose sleep.
Warriors' David Lee: Don't count me out
Oakland Tribune | Apr 10