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Recovering Vitor Faverani hopes to be at 90% in training camp

El Hombre Re-constructable

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For those wondering about the status of Vitor Faverani's recovery from surgery, here's an update.

Roundup: Fav's rehab; Olynyk leads Canada - Boston Celtics Blog - ESPN Boston

Second-year center Vitor Faverani has been offering glimpses into his rehab from knee surgery. In Spain and rehabbing with a trainer from his previous pro team in Valencia, Faverani told SuperDeporte that he hopes to be back at 90-percent health when he returns to Boston in early September. Referencing his meniscus tear, Faverani, in a translated version of the article, said: "I got injured because I trained there too [much] and, as I have no limits, I [got] hurt. [I] went a little silly, but it was my first year and I wanted to show a lot with my work."

(hat tip Jay King)

I'm not sure what to make of his numerating his recovery except to note that athletes are often over-confident in their recoveries. Also, his explanation is kind of humorous.  It reads like a job interview where the interviewee describes their weaknesses as "working too hard."

I really didn't have any idea how long his recover would last so I guess it is a little disappointing to hear that he won't be 100% ready in time for the start of camp.  If anything, even before his injury he was spending time in Maine to get some playing time.

Still, I'm glad to hear that he's recovering and at least in theory should be able to contribute early in the season if not by the start of the regular season.

I assume he'll be competing with newcomer Tyler Zeller for the starting center spot, unless Stevens decides to roll with a couple of power forwards again.  (Insert mandatory "unless there's a trade" note here.)

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