Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The official timetable was six weeks.  When Metta World Peace went down with a torn meniscus and had to undergo surgery, the Lakers said he would miss six weeks.  That meant the Lakers would not only have to make it to the playoffs, but advance to the second round if MWP was to return to the court this season.  Now, he is hinting at a return that may be ahead of schedule.According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Metta World Peace is already off crutches and healing every day.  In fact, MWP says he's getting better every half day."It's going really well," World Peace said of his rehabilitation Wednesday. "I was on the crutches for a couple days, but it just gets better. Like, every half of day, it improves. I'm very encouraged."MWP's rehab may put him ahead of schedule.  The fact that he is walking around without crutches and without pain is encouraging.  It will be difficult, but there is a chance that MWP comes back before the end of the season.  Of course, he won't come out and say that exactly."Just wait and see," World Peace said of his return. "Just wait and see. "When they said six weeks, I was like, 'Oh my goodness,' but knowing me, I would play with one leg if I had to," World Peace said.The Lakers are 39-36.  After the Utah Jazz lost last night, the Lakers moved ahead by a half-game into the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoff picture.  It will be difficult for the Lakers to make the postseason without MWP.  It will be even more difficult for them to win a playoff series. Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Royals take Game 2 to even series with Giants

Report: Roger Goodell will have to testify in Ray Rice case

Blake Griffin accused of slapping man in Las Vegas club

Ronda Rousey to face Cat Zingano at UFC 182

Report: Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans over Locker

LaMarr Woodley likely done for season with biceps injury

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Some Seahawks think Wilson isn’t 'black enough'

Darrelle Revis sent home for being late, misses practice

Report: Texas to pay scholarship athletes $10K per year

Report: Widespread academic fraud occurred at North Carolina

NHL postpones Senators/Leafs game after Ottawa shootings

Lions send player home from London after cutting him

WATCH: Giants pitcher yells at Salvador Perez after HR

Will Muschamp's head coaching job posted on Craigslist

Miss California USA would like to date Eric Hosmer

WATCH: Eric Bledsoe sends Clipper flying with sick move

Kiffin's mom fears for son's safety in return to Tennessee

WATCH: Penguins perform 'O Canada' following tragedy

WATCH: Cutest grandma challenges Dwyane Wade to game of one-on-one

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

Porn star: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

Outrageous college football predictions: Week 9

World Series Game 2 Preview: Giants vs. Royals

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.