Found November 13, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Mike Budenholzer
Lou Williams has been cleared for full-contact practice and his return to the Hawks lineup could come soon. A day after Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged that Williams has participated in full-contact drills, he said Williams has been medically cleared and is now getting in game shape. The veteran guard is rehabbing from a torn right ACL suffered in January. “He is basically competing full-go now,” Budenholzer said Wednesday morning before the Hawks took on the Knicks. “I guess, in that sense, you could say he’s been cleared. He is doing everything. It’s now getting game-ready or game-comfortable. He’s played five-on-five. He is basically cleared to do everything. We’ll get him to where he feels comfortable playing in a game.” Budenholzer would not speculate when Williams may play his first game since the season-ending injury. “He is feeling fine today,” Budenholzer said. “We’ll continue to monitor him. He is getting closer.”

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Lou Williams getting closer to return

Hawks guard Lou Williams participated in some contact drills Tuesday, the first time he has done so during his rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his right knee. The team will evaluate Williams after the Tuesday practice. The next step will be to clear Williams for full five-on-five contact drills. The veteran has been playing three-one-three and four-on-four recently. “He’s...
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