Al Horford continues to inch closer to a return to the court. Chris Vivlamore reports that Horford took part in full contact 5-on-5 drills on Wednesday and he is now waiting to see how his body responds to the added workload.
Al Horford said he played 5-on-5 full contact today. How his body responds tomorrow will by key to return. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) October 8, 2014
Horford is on the fast track to returning and if he feels ok on Thursday, then he could be all systems go from here on out. The original plan was for him to play in a couple of preseason games before being ready for the season opener. While the Hawks certainly want to play it safe with Horford, getting him back on the court is important so that he can get comfortable with himself as well as find a rhythm with his teammates.
Update - Kent Bazemore also took part in 5-on-5 drills
Kent Bazemore also participated in 5-on-5 full contact scrimmage today. Story to come. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) October 8, 2014