Trevor Booker practices lightly for the Wizards


(Associated Press)

Trevor Booker was on the practice court Monday, albeit in an extremely limited capacity, according to Coach Randy Wittman, who declined to speculate on how soon the Washington Wizards forward would be able to play again.

Booker has missed eight consecutive games since hurting his right knee on Nov. 19 during a 96-89 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Booker’s knee gave out in the fourth quarter when he jumped off his right leg, and he immediately started limping.

Booker revealed he had been playing with knee soreness for close two months and suggested the injury probably developed as he attempted to compensate for a left hamstring injury in training camp.

“He’s not done any contact stuff,” Wittman said of Booker, who the Wizards picked No. 23 overall in the 2010 NBA draft. “So again where does that translate into days? He did today get on the floor and do non-contact stuff.”

In addition to Booker, the Wizards are without John Wall, A.J. Price and Trevor Ariza because of various ailments. Wall has a stress injury that’s kept him out for two and a half months. Ariza has a strained left calf, and Price broke his hand in Saturday’s 101-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors and is out four to six weeks.

Gene Wang is a sports reporter covering multiple beats, including Navy football, the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, women’s basketball, auto racing, boxing and golf. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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