If there’s a silver lining to the lockout for the Orlando Magic, it’s that their two players who had offseason surgeries have extra time to heal.

Quentin Richardson says he’s recovered from his surgery on June 9 to repair a disk in his lower back.

We caught up with him recently and asked him how he’s feeling:

“The back has been good,” Richardson said. “I haven’t had any setbacks. I’ve been doing everything, the rehab the whole summer. Like I said, I’ve been working out with the guys, for the most part, with no setbacks. So everything’s been good.”

Since July 1, when the NBA lockout went into effect, the Magic athletic-training staff has been prohibited from having any contract with their players, even Richardson and shooting guard J.J. Redick, who also had offseason surgery.

That meant Richardson and Redick had to take full responsibility for their recoveries.

Redick also has said he’s doing well after his late-May surgery to repair two muscle tears in his lower abdomen.

Richardson missed three games late last season because of what the team called back spasms. Richardson has said the disk problem adversely impacted him toward the end of the season.

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