"The doctor said I can go into the next phase, which is a lot of contact work," Budinger said after the Wolves' shootaround. "What I can do is start playing one on one with the coaches and do some two-on-two stuff. Hopefully, (Wolves forward) Kevin (Love) will get cleared and we can start working out together and do some two-on-two stuff."
Budinger will participate in his first workout with assistant coach Shawn Respert before the Wolves' game Tuesday night against San Antonio at Target Center. Budinger remained uncertain when he might be able to play.
Including Tuesday's game, the Wolves (21-39) have 12 games in 18 days, which will limit the team's practice schedule. Budinger said the Wolves have only two formal practices scheduled over the next two weeks.
"Those are the two days I'm going to have to really get after it," Budinger said.