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.
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.