Serge Ibaka has entered a new phase of his recovery. The center Los Angeles Clippers has received authorization from the team’s medical staff to participate in contact exercises, according to the media. The Orange Country Register.
The Hispanic-Congolese has had back problems since last March that limited his appearance in regular season to 41 games. Ibaka would return to play the last two regular-season games and the first two of the first-game series against the Dallas Mavericks before relapsing and undergoing surgery.
“He is doing well,” said the head coach of the Clippers Ty Lue. «We are going to help him so that he gradually enters into dynamics. We’ll make sure he’s healthy and right now is a good sign for us. “
Despite this new update on his health status, the franchise has not yet shared a specific date for his return. Until then, his position in the starting five will remain in the hands of Ivica Zubac.
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