Carlisle: We Will Not Rush Wesley Matthews’ Return

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However, as (Mavs’ coach Rick) Carlisle is quick to point out, the team will not rush the 28-year-old (Wesley Matthews) back too soon as they try to get the coveted free agent back to full strength.

With that said, Carlisle admits that he will work closely with Mavs head athletic trainer Casey Smith to bring Matthews back slowly.

“You know, we’ve done research on it,” Carlisle said while speaking on Matthews’ injury. “We’ve talked to his people, and we talked to the doctor that did the surgery. Casey has all that information. He’s definitely on track for a full recovery, but we’re going to be erring on the side of being conservative and cautioned. I think the most important thing is that he makes a full recovery, because we’re signing him to a four-year deal.”

Source: Earl K. Sneed of NBA.com/Mavs

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