Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler returned to the bench on Sunday for the first time since his devastating injury earlier this year.
Butler, who had not played since February 23, is still recovering from a right knee injury. He recently spoke about how hard it is for him to not be playing right now (via NBA.com):
“Four to six weeks without basketball is an eternity for me. It’s all I’ve ever done, it’s all anybody in this league has ever done, so when you have to wake up knowing you can’t go out and compete, be with the guys you’ve been with all year long, that’s the toughest part about it.”
During his first appearance back with the team, his outfit was particularly fascinating. While he is still not close to a return, the 28-year-old still wore his jersey yesterday.
It was on under his blazer and his t-shirt even though he does not expect to be back until (at earliest) the postseason.