Good news, McDreamy lovers! It looks as though Grey's Anatomy’s Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) is on the mend … and showing us a fiercer side of himself.

TV Guide has pictures from the Jan. 17 episode (Season 9, Episode 11: "The End Is the Beginning Is the End"), in which Derek is working on rehabilitating his hand. Step one? Ping pong. And when intern Shane (Gaius Charles) is assigned to help Derek (aka play him), things get a little heated.

Boys will be boys … and we love it! Who do you think will win? More importantly, how much longer do we have to wait until Derek is back in the OR?

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: TV Guide

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