John Jenkins injury: Hawks guard feeling good, eyes summer league

Scott Halleran

Injured guard John Jenkins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is feeling better following back surgery and could be back in time for summer league.

John Jenkins talked with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution prior to Tuesday's game and said that he was progressing in his recovery from season-ending back surgery.

There is still no timetable for Jenkins' return to the court but it appears that Summer League could be a possibility.

"Whenever they tell me it's time to get ready to play, that's when I'll be the most excited person in the world."

Typically summer league rosters are populated with rookies, first- and second-year players and free agents although some third-year players have worked their way onto rosters. If healthy, it would give Jenkins a jumpstart in his road back and give him some time to get comfortable before training camp rolls around.

Jenkins' season got off to a rough start after his back flared up during training camp. He was in and out of the rotation early but dealing with constant pain and it clearly was affecting his performance. He appeared in just 13 games and had season-ending surgery on February 3.

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