Although he acknowledges he’s a ways away from playing in a game, Orlando Magic power forward Al Harrington appears to be making significant progress in his return from a staph infection in his right knee.
Harrington ran a bit up and down the court and did some light jumping Monday at Amway Center in a post-practice shooting session that lasted about 30 minutes. “That was a big step for me,” Harrington said afterward, drenched with sweat.
“The biggest thing now is obviously [my] wind and getting all the strength back and just being confident to go out there and play how I want to play,” he added, referencing the arthroscopic surgery he had in May that led to the infection. “That’ll take some time, and until I get that confidence, I’m not going to be able to help my team on the court.”
“I just wanted to get it out there I’m working too hard to retire,” he explained Monday. “I’m putting in three hours a day on my knee in here with the team, and then I do ...