OAKLAND -- Warriors reserve center Jermaine O'Neal tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he would return to action in that night's game against Charlotte after missing two months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.
"8 weeks ago I was told that I would probably be out for 4months after my surgery, but with a lot of hard work and a lot of prayers I'm back!" O'Neal wrote. "So tonight I will play and hopefully the rhythm won't take long to come back...."
O'Neal, who has missed 26 games because of the injury, was officially upgraded to questionable for the game. His return to practice two weeks ago signaled that his recovery was ahead of schedule.
"Sometimes life presents challenges that seems to be too great to overcome but with god by your side anything and everything is possible!" wrote O'Neal, an 18-year veteran who has averaged 6.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 17 games this season.
Also listed as questionable is forward David Lee, who has a left shoulder sprain and left hip strain. Lee participated in the morning shootaround after missing Friday's game at Utah.