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07:18 AM ET 10.17 | Just about a week removed from a scary fall, Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson brings a good deal of optimism into the back half of training camp. [Jefferson] said his sprained ankle has improved enough that it's "very realistic" he'll play in the season opener Oct. 30. "I'm taking it day-by-day, but that's my goal," Jefferson said of playing against the Rockets in Houston opening night. "My ankle is healing really fast. Two days ago I was on crutches and now I'm in my regular shoes. I heal fast. The doctor made it clear it's just a low ankle sprain. It's very realistic (to play in the opener). If it were up to me, I'd be (out) another week, but I understand they want to take it really slow." Jefferson suffered a right ankle sprain in Kansas City Friday while contesting a shot by Miami Heat center Chris Bosh.

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October 17, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Hope he gets better soon. But 'Cats as always are going no where with or with out him. Sad team.

October 17, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Take your time. Your health is more important right now.

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October 17, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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I still don't know why he didn't join a contender.

$$$$$$ yo!

October 17, 2013  10:04 AM ET

It Won't Matter, Bro.

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October 17, 2013  03:00 PM ET

All due respect to Mr Jordan, but I'm pretty sure the Blue Devils or Tarheels would run you out of Carolina....

 
October 18, 2013  07:13 PM ET

WHO?

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