I broke mine and 6 weeks after that I got my cast off. Two weeks later, I played in a pick-up basketball game. Let me tell you this, it was a good 4-5 months after the pick-up game I was somewhat back. If your a bball fan, Tim Duncan and Chris Webber both did what Julius did and they had no explosiveness until the following season. Before you critcize Julius's speed you must understand the injury. He will get a bit better from week to week, but he wont be 100 percent until next season.