Chicago Bull guard Michael Jordan will return to NBA action Saturday night after being sidelined for 4 1/2 months with a broken bone in his foot. Jordan's decision to return comes against the wishes of the club's owner and general manager, the team's physician and two orthopedic specialists.
"We urged him not to try to play, and told him the risk of re-injuring his foot and spending at least four to six months recuperating is not worth it," Bull owner Jerry Reinsdorf said after a two-hour meeting with Jordan.
"But Michael insisted, saying this was the most important thing in his life. He said he felt confident after practicing hard the last four days that he is willing to take the chance."
Jordan, who played just three games before cracking the navicular bone in his left foot, will return against the Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Stadium.