Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler suffered through a strange season that started in China, turned into eight games for the Nuggets and ended with successful surgery on his left hip on May 1, but he is finally back on his feet. Chandler is able to stand and walk without crutches, as reported by Aaron Lopez of Nuggets.com, and that's the first big step in his recovery process. Running and jumping are still activities Chandler won't even attempt, but he is expected to be available when training camp begins next season.
As detailed by Lopez, Chandler still has to apply a cold-water compress to his hip six times a day in 30-minute intervals and he is dealing with major mobility restrictions until the muscles surrounding are properly rehabbed and built up.
"It's tough. It's repetitive. A lot of little things over and over, but it's something I have to do. I've got to make sure all the muscles are strong before I can start running and get back to jumping."