Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli hopes that he will be able to return from a knee injury in time to help his team win an NBA championship, reports Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The goal is still at hand, and we want to win a championship,” Ezeli said after Thursday’s practice. “I realize I’m part of that dream, so I have to do everything I can to get back.”
The backup center has been out since Jan. 25, when he collided with a teammate in San Antonio. He had arthroscopic surgery to clear out debris in the knee on Feb. 8.
Ezeli will have the knee reevaluated in six weeks and could be back on the court before the end of the regular season.
The 26-year-old is averaging 7.5 points and 5.9 rebounds this season.
The NBA playoffs begin on April 16.