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Deuce rehab "progressing well"


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McAllister’s comeback from knee surgery progressing well

By Rick Cleveland



Two weeks into rehab from surgery on both his knees, running back Deuce McAllister says he definitely plans to play for the New Orleans Saints in 2008.


“I’m coming back, no doubt about it,” McAllister said by cell phone from Birmingham, where he is rehabbing from surgery on Sept. 27.


McAllister tor the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Saints’ Sept. 24 home loss to Tennessee. Before the operation, McAllister had said he would see how the surgery went and how he felt before deciding whether or not to try a comeback.


“Some of the things that were going through my mind then were about the pain you go through and the time you have to put into it,” said McAllister, a former Ole Miss star from Morton who in addition to his pro football career has extensive business dealings in the Jackson area. “I’ve set my mind to it. I’m 100 percent coming back.”


The surgery was to repair the torn ACL iin his left knee and remove scar tissue from his right knee, the result of a similar surgery in October of 2005.


“I know what to expect; there are no surprises this time,” said McAllister, who said he is making slow but steady progress in eight hours a day of rehabilitation.

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I hope he does come back, because he is one of the really great guys in the league. However, has anyone come back from 2 ACL injuries like this? Isnt it the same knee as before? He has a hugh hill to climb, but I hope he does it...

Nope, other knee. Article even says they removed some scar tissue from the other knee from his past surgery.

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