If you saw the Wizards-Pistons game tonight, you saw that Gilbert did in fact make his way back to the Verizon Center after being told that he wasn’t cleared to play tonight. He told Mike Jones about what led to the decision by the doctors not to play:
I said I was 90 percent and that 10 percent with the docs kept me from playing. I thought we had an understanding that this would be the day I made my comeback, but I guess they want to wait another week and see how things are.
He also talked to Ivan Carter about why the decision frustrated him so much:
I went in there hoping to have them look at the knee and say I could play. Then, (the doctor) told me I need one more week. I understand, he’s the doctor, but it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. It took me a long time to get my mind right about coming back at at all and today, I was there. I wanted to play. Now, how do I know that I’m going to be ready next week? What’s going to change next week? At the end of the day, it might be the right thing, but it wasn’t what I wanted to hear.