Former Maryland center and No. 5 overall pick of the Phoenix Suns Alex Len has spent much of the past year in a walking boot to protect his surgically-repaired ankles. He’s recently shed the boot, and told Paul Coro of AZCentral Sports that he will be fully healthy in time for training camp and the start of the regular season.
“I’ve got two more weeks of rehab and then I’ll be back about 85-90 percent,” Len said. “I’ll be back for training camp and be ready for the season. The ankle’s feeling great. I have no pain.”
After his season at Maryland ended, Len underwent surgery to repair a partial stress fracture in his left ankle. Then, roughly a month ago, the big man underwent another procedure, that one a proactive measure to prevent a potential fracture in his right ankle.
He’ll remain on his current rehab schedule, and if all continues to go well he should be full-go within plenty of time to suit up for the Suns on opening night.