Bosh eyes Wednesday return

Chris Bosh blows by Theo Ratliff in a previous game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Sun...

Chris Bosh blows by Theo Ratliff in a previous game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Sun Photo/Stan Behal)

MIKE GANTER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 12:35 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- From the most promising Raptors news in days department, comes this update from Chris Bosh.

"Oh yeah, way better," Bosh said when asked how he was feeling.

"I'm not having pain where I had pain before. I couldn't walk up stairs. I couldn't back-pedal. I'm (doing all that) without pain now so it's going pretty well."

Bosh has been out since Feb. 29 because of a sore right knee. He has been making baby steps the past five or six days, but this latest progress it the most optimistic by far.

"I worked out," Bosh said of his day yesterday.

"I torched the nets out here. I got back to shooting, doing some dribbling and making some moves in game-like situations.

"I'm just trying to get the strength back in my legs. It's going to take a couple of more days because I'm still weak in my leg area so I've got to get a lot stronger before I try to run in a game. I'm probably still a little unstable right now."

Bosh said he has circled Wednesday's game against Miami as his return date. "You have to have a goal in mind and that's my goal," he said. "That's what I'm shooting for."

In his absence the Raptors have struggled to a 2-6 record. Somewhat ironically, his absence has been felt more defensively than offensively despite the fact Bosh is the Raptors' leading scorer with 22.6 points a game.


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