Nelson close to Magic return

BY foxsports • December 17, 2009

Jameer Nelson could return to the Orlando Magic lineup by next week.

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says Nelson is scheduled to practice Sunday, and if all goes well, it might not be long before the All-Star is back in Orlando's starting five.

Nelson had surgery Nov. 18 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He was averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 assists before getting hurt.

Van Gundy made his remarks before Thursday night's game at Miami.

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