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Maryland guard Dion Wiley recovering, just not fast enough for Mark Turgeon

Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon said injured guard Dion Wiley is recovering "slowly" from a torn meniscus in his knee, though he appears to be right on schedule in his rehabilitiation.

"If you ask the doctor he's doing great," Turgeon said Wednesday. "If you ask me, it's going slowly."

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Wiley had surgery performed in early November and is expected to be out for the season.

"He's still on crutches, gets off crutches next week," Turgeon said. "He's started lifting and some rehab stuff, bending it. Hopefully late next week he'll start walking without crutches.

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"I think once he gets off crutches you'll see quick improvement. I think the goal was to be 100 percent healthy at four months, which will be the middle of March. He'll start doing some things on the floor – shooting, dribbling, moving a little."

Turgeon said that Wiley, a sophomore, has maintained a "good attitude, a great attitude", and has been able to "keep his weight off." If he sits out the entire season, Wiley will have three years of eligibility left at Maryland.

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