Friday, July 13, 2012

Chris Wilcox Receives Medical Clearance to Play

Chris Wilcox (2000-02) was having a great, productive season coming off the bench for the Boston Celtics this season when a routine medical test revealed a heart abnormality, requiring season ending heart surgery in March. Wilcox has been cleared to play again next season, and is already back in the gym:
Wilcox’s cardiologist, Dr. Matt Hook, of the Wake Heart and Vascular Associates in Raleigh, N.C., cleared Wilcox for full contact in the last few days. Wilcox has been working out in North Carolina the last few weeks, lifting weights and doing cardio work, and is planning to go to Houston to continue his workouts with player development guru John Lucas. Wilcox shot 59 percent from the floor last season for the Celtics, averaging 5.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in a little more than 17 minutes per game.
Wilcox is a free agent this off-season, and the Celtics are considering re-signing him, though it's far from certain:
The Boston Celtics will consider re-signing Wilcox, Danny Ainge said during a press conference to introduce the team's rookies on Monday. [...] After re-signing Kevin Garnett and drafting Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo, the Celtics are considerably less desperate to sign big men than they were at the beginning of the NBA offseason.
In the meantime this summer, if you're in the area of Myrtle Beach, SC, Chris Wilcox is hosting his annual charity golf tournament to support Lupus research on Friday, August 3rd. Click the link for registration or sponsorship information, or to just make a PayPal donation to his foundation.

1 comment:

Ashley Garrick said...

Good for him, at least that Medical Clearance will really prove that he is in good condition to play.
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