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Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 10/21/2011

Trevor Booker returns home from Israel

Wizards forward Trevor Booker left Israel on Friday and is returning home after suffering a bruised thigh while playing for Bnei Hasharon. A person close to Booker said the injury isn’t considered too serious, but he is coming back to get checked by his doctor and then begin the rehabilitation process.

I barely got started. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim - AP)
Booker became the first Wizard to sign overseas in August, primarily because of the disappoinment from having his rookie season cut short after he suffered a broken right foot. He left for Israel in September, and will rehab in the United States for the next few weeks, said his agent, Andy Miller.

Though Bnei Hasharon quickly replaced Booker with Sacramento Kings forward J.J. Hickson, Miller said Booker is “not done” in Israel. Miller said Booker’s return to Bnei Hasharon would be based on his recovery and the timing of the NBA lockout. Miller also represents Hickson.

Booker is the second Wizard to get hurt during the lockout, with restricted free agent Othyus Jeffers tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament during a workout in July. Jeffers told the Washington Examiner that he was unsure when he would be able to return, but the injury generally requires a six-to-nine month rehabilitation process.

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