According to KHTK, Shareef Abdur-Rahim will have his jaw wired shut and will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks. He could be ready at that point, he could need to take more time, or he could need the surgery that comes along with a quite long recovery time. Won't know until then.
I will now purchase a Zach Randolph rookie card and set it ablaze. Then, I will elbow said card in the mandible. Then, I will put it on a weight-loss program and trade it to the Knicks. Then, I will again set it ablaze.