Bertans on path to recovery, now playing 1-on-1

Former Spurs draft pick Davis Bertans has been hitting the road to recovery hard after suffering a frustrating torn ACL during an otherwise standout year for the Latvian forward.

Project Spurs has kept up with Bertans' recover since he went under the knife this past summer. Recently, it was reported that the Spurs asked Bertans' club, Partizan, to hold him out longer than the initial six-month recovery period.

Yesterday, Bertans tweeted that he participated in a 1-on-1 game for the first time.

Back in June, Bertans said he eyed February or March for his return to the court if his recovery process went as scheduled. Knee injuries can be tricky, as evidenced by the time Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose sat out after he had reconstructive knee surgery on his torn ACL.

Luckily, Bertans is young, and although he seemed to build up some momentum before the injury, it appears the Spurs would rather take a patient approach in his case.

About Michael A. De Leon

Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.