Earlier in the week, the Wizards Insider blog mentioned that it would be extremely unlikely to see Caron Butler come back before the second round.
But according to the Wizards.com blog, it might happen sooner than you think.
Now, I take everything that comes out of that site with a grain of salt, because they do have an affiliation with the team, after all. But this sounds interesting. I'm not sure when Caron was supposed to get the cast off, but I don't think it would be news unless he got it off early. And if he's getting it off early, maybe he's thinking he'll return for Games 3 and 4.
If he does come back before the second round, maybe it's time to take this bone-healing machine seriously.