Jahlil Okafor Limited to Non-contact Drills With USA Select Team

Sixers forward Jahlil Okafor will be limited to non-contact drills while training this week as a member of the USA Men's Select Team in Las Vegas, the team said in a release. 

Okafor, 20, had previously been cleared from a March knee (meniscus tear) surgery. The team still says his "recovery and return to play are on schedule" and Okafor is "fully healed." 

According to the Sixers, the decision to limit him with the Select Team is because of the heavy workload involved in scrimmaging the national team. 

"Everything is going well," Okafor said last week. "I'm healthy. I'm back. I worked out with some coaches today. It was fun."

Okafor has been rehabbing recently while also taking classes at Duke in the offseason. Last week, he resumed practicing with Sixers coaches in Vegas.

"Jahlil has been in the gym working hard and has made great strides in his recovery and return to action, but he's simply not in the kind of basketball condition required to compete at this level of competition," Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in the release. "Our sports science and medical team feels that holding him out of scrimmage situations is in everyone's best interest at this point of the summer."

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