Harrington training but not practicing yet

Harrington training but not practicing yet
January 3, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Young Wizards still learning how to win

Oct 8, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards power forward Al Harrington (center) talks with shooting guard Bradley Beal (3) and point guard John Wall (2) on the bench against the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Nets won 111-106 in overtime.

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Al Harrington, who had surgery to clean out his right knee early last month, is back with the Wizards but has yet to practice and there's still no timetable on a return. 

Harrington has to be evaluated by a doctor after about four weeks before it can be determined when, or if, he can return. His surgery was done Dec. 9.  

After recovering in Houston, Harrington rejoined the Wizards after Christmas and now is training at Verizon Center but not doing contact drills. 

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Only playing in seven games, Harrington has averaged 7.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 18.6 minutes. He was signed to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum after he was released by the Orlando Magic, playing only 10 games for them because of a staph infection in the same knee.

Now that Trevor Booker is playing well and Nene, who is dealing with right foot soreness is coming off the bench, the Wizards (14-15) appear to have adjusted without Harrington but they're only one more injury away from needing him desperately again. 

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