Pacers' Danny Granger: "Very good chance" of Friday return

Tuesday December 10th, 2013

Danny Granger has only played in 5 games since the beginning of last season. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Danny Granger has only played in five games since the beginning of last season. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pacers forward Danny Granger is hoping to make his return to the court on Friday when the team takes on the Charlotte Bobcats, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Granger has yet to play this season with a strained calf muscle, and he missed all but 5 games in the previous season with a knee injury, but the former All-Star says those issues are behind him and he only needs to improve his conditioning before returning to the court.

"There is a very good chance [of a Friday return]," Granger said after shootaround Tuesday. "I'm working on it every day. I'll play [in practice] tomorrow and practice the next day. Hopefully, it will be Friday.

GOLLIVER: Video: Kings fans welcome Rudy Gay to Sacramento with standing ovation Granger said that he would consider playing in the team's game on Tuesday night if it were not against their Eastern Conference rivals, the Miami Heat, but he conceded the game is 'too important' for him to attempt a comeback in.

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