Webber to begin rehab tomorrow


ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Washington Bullets forward Chris Webber, who is recovering from a separated left shoulder, will begin his rehabilitation tomorrow.

Webber is scheduled to be examined by team doctors this afternoon. He is expected to miss four to five weeks of the season during a rehabilitation process with a Washington-area therapist.

A week ago yesterday, Webber complained of soreness in the shoulder, which he originally separated last December in a game against the Golden State Warriors. After an examination by team doctors, Webber participated in practice and a team scrimmage the next day.

He expressed his unhappiness with team doctors after he reinjured the shoulder Saturday night in a preseason game against the Indiana Pacers. On Tuesday, he was treated by an independent shoulder specialist, Dr. Richard Caspari, in Richmond, Va.

"He was told if he had sat out a week he would have been much stronger," said Webber's agent, Fallasha Erwin. "When he felt a tingle, he should have taken a week off."

Meanwhile, Bullets point guard Mark Price returned to Washington and underwent a magnetic resonance imaging on his injured left heel yesterday. Results will be available today.

Price was supposed to accompany the team on its entire road trip, which concludes Sunday in Mexico City, and was expected to return for the season opener Nov. 3. But now it's unlikely he will be back at the start of the season.

Price is expected to fly to Cleveland today to be examined by Dr. John Burgfeld, who treated the player last season when he suffered the same injury and missed three games with the Cavaliers.

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