For those fans anxiously anticipating Jeremy Lin ’10’s return to the hardwood, the wait just got a little longer.
According to an interview that Lin gave on Sunday night, the second-year NBA guard now expects to remain on the inactive list at least through the first round of the playoffs—if the Knicks make it that far.
"I think unless something goes really well I wouldn't get there," Lin said. "All the doctors are saying this is normal.... [It’s only a]fter about 1.5 to two weeks is when you can see how well you're doing."
Lin hopes to begin running by early next week, a standard step on the way to recovery from the knee surgery he underwent last week. One thing the Knicks and Lin are definitely not doing, though, is rushing through the recuperation process.
"I want to get to 100 percent and then come back [and] hopefully see what I can do,” Lin explained.
So to all those Lin-thusiasts out there, all there’s left to do is sit tight and root for the Knicks to make it through the opening stages of the postseason. Only then, as we have just learned, would it be possible for a potential revival of February’s Linsanity.