Michael Redd is being cautious in his recovery from a second major knee operation and may not return until February 2011, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday.
According to the report, Redd is worried that rushing his return could lead to the same result as last season.
Redd blew out his left knee 47 games into the 2008-09 season and rehabbed in time to open 2009-10 with the Bucks. But Redd played in just 18 games and wrecked the same knee again on Jan. 10 against the Los Angeles Lakers, spurring doubts about his effectiveness after his second surgery in as many years.
Bad news for Redd. Good news for Milwaukee.
Michael Redd needs to come back and prove some level of fitness + ability before entering the 2011 free agency period. If he fails to do so, he’ll lose a lot of money.