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Artest on mend from concussion

Updated: January 4, 2010, 9:33 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest has been cleared by the team to participate in full-court practice and contact drills on Monday.

Speaking before the Lakers game against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday -- Artest's fifth game missed after sustaining a concussion following an accident at his home on Christmas Day -- Artest said he was "almost" ready to return to game action as well. Los Angeles next game is on Tuesday when it hosts Houston, Artest's former team. Lakers head coach ...

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