Kelly told CBSSports.com that a realistic target date for his return is the first week of March, which just also happens to be a home date against the ACC-leading Miami Hurricanes on the second of the month. The goal is to get Kelly a few regular-season contests under his belt before the ACC tourney, so he's back in game shape for the NCAA tournament. Kelly said he's doing work in the pool, is hopeful of shedding his crutches in the next week and then will begin the gradual process of getting back onto the court.
"If I come back," Kelly said. "No, when I come back. I believe I will."
"Things are moving in the right direction," he added. "I just don't know the exact time frame with an injury like this."