Nene returns from knee injury to practice (UPDATED)

Nene returns from knee injury to practice (UPDATED)
April 7, 2014, 1:00 pm

Wizards coach Randy Wittman, after Monday's practice, on Nene's status for Wednesday: "This is the first time he's been on the court. You got to see where is body is not from just from injury soreness but his body soreness. He's missed six, seven weeks. Having a guy like him back, it's always good to see that."

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For the first time since he was injured Feb. 23, Nene went full in practice Monday as the Wizards prepare for their biggest game of the season vs. the Charlotte Bobcats.

Nene, who had a left knee ligament strain in a game with the Cleveland Cavaliers, had icepacks on both knees as he continued to get up shots after the two-hour session was completed.

The Wizards (40-37) have been 12-9 without him and can use his low-post presence for the final five games of the regular season.

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His status will be determined after the team evaluates Nene later and see how his knee responds. There's no guarantee he'll play Wednesday, but there's at least a chance. 

If he does, it could come under a minute restriction or he could play as a reserve.