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Jan Vesely Injury Update: Washington Wizards' Forward Reportedly Feels 'Better,' Could Return To Action Soon

Jan Vesely, the Washington Wizards' high-flying rookie forward, is feeling "better" in his sore right hip and could return to the court soon, Michael Lee of the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Vesely played in the Wizards' first preseason game, but has "been unable to fully practice" since then.

Vesely told Lee he got the flu last week, which prevented him from traveling with the team on its road trip. Oddly, the flu may have helped his hip recover. "I think maybe it helped a little bit. I rest like two days. I didn’t do anything. Everything slowed down and I feel better," said the Czech Republic native.

Vesely could return to the floor later in the week, if his workouts continue to go well. "I'll see," he said of the possibility of returning.

The Wizards selected Vesely No. 6 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. Despite his absence, Washington remains well stocked at small forward, with Rashard Lewis and Chris Singleton earning minutes there, and Nick Young sliding over for spot minutes as well.

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