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Rodney Hood Speaks About Recovery

The Trail Blazers wing discusses his daily rehab routine with Casey Holdahl.

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After suffering a gruesome achilles tendon tear back in December, Portland Trail Blazers forward Rodney Hood has been slowly but surely working his way back from injury. Blazers beat reporter Casey Holdahl recently spoke with Hood about what the recovery process has been like.

Hood talked about several things, including what his daily routine is like and his training regimen.

I have time off. The first month, I couldn’t do anything, I was just laying in bed. Now, I get up around seven, I come in and workout at eight. Some days I do the pool, some days I lift weights, do upper and lower body, getting that strength back. My day is not done at 10 — I finish that work around 10. Get some breakfast or something like that and then I do a lot of things at home trying to get strength back into my Achilles. I do it every single day. Six days-a-week rehabbing, been around Zach (Collins) which can make the process a little more terrifying, but it’s been good so far.

The rehab and recovery from an achilles tear is notoriously difficult.

Hood had been off to solid start this season when the injury struck, averaging 11 points per game and shooting 49 percent from the 3-point line.

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