Andre Roberson on mend, hopes to participate in Oklahoma City Thunder’s training camp

Andre Roberson has been recovering from his left knee injury for several months now.
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Late January struck a critical blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s roster, as swingman and defensive stopper Andre Roberson was lost for the season to a ruptured left patellar tendon. He suffered the injury after landing hard on the court in a road game against Alex Burrows Youth Jersey the Detroit Pistons and has been on the rehabilitation trail ever since.

Roberson was at OKC’s NBA Summer League game against the Toronto Raptors and spoke with reporters about his progress from that injury. According to Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman, Roberson is still targeting a return to action when the Thunder open their training camp:

Roberson, too, is trying to be Kenny Vaccaro Jersey patient. It’s not always easy. But as he nears six months from the injury, he can focus on where he’s going by considering where he’s been.

I got through the hard part, Roberson said. I’m up walking around, being mobile, which kind of eases me at times. I always look back at the times where I was just laying in bed and I keep telling myself I’ve come a long way, so there’s nothing to be frustrated about.

The 6-foot-7 Roberson was an All-Defense second-team selection in 2016-17. In 39 games last season, he averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.15 steals per game.

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