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Old 01-17-2003, 03:38 AM   #1
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Monday, January 06, 2003

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"Hello everyone. I am getting close to finishing my rehab program, the final Cybex test is around the corner.One to two weeks before my return to the United States. I feel very confident that the swelling in my knee will not reappear. Hauteville-Lompnes, which is a very high level knee rehabilitation center located between Lyon and Geneva was exactly what I needed. I did all my rehab with the physiotherapist of the ski's french national team, Olivier Rachet, I owe him big time and thanks to his dedication and his work I feel like I gave a new life to my basketball career. I also would like to thank Professor Pierre Chambat, the best knee specialist in France, maybe even in Europe, Doctor Bénédicte Quelard specialized in rehabilitation, Doctors Noël and Hager and especially Vincent Cavelier, the doctor of the basketball's french national team for refering me to Doctor Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet who put this whole staff together.I would like to thank all of them again for their patience and their expertise which helped me overcome this serious hurdle.

"A complex case"

"The fact that so many specialists in orthopedy, rhumatology and sports medicine were leaning on my case proves how complex my problem was. They seldom saw a knee inflamation last this long (13 months) after a surgery. I had to do a specific work in stretching, I had to recuperate full extension of my left leg and interior rotation of my left shin bone.I had to reestablish those imbalances before I could start a heavier workload which explains why it took so long I will continue to follow a specific work of weight lifting for my left leg in order to never face those problems again.

"Getting back in playing shape".

"After this crazy experience of being in France up to the begining of the winter it is now time for me to return to what I love to do. "Play basketball". I had to learn to be patient and put my health before my desires and I am very happy I did so. It should permit me to play a few more years. I should be in Dallas around January 20th to start from scratch and rejoin my teammates in the quest for the championship. I can't wait.

"Happy new year to all of you and see you soon".

"Peace".
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Old 01-17-2003, 07:22 AM   #2
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<< I should be in Dallas around January 20th to start from scratch and rejoin my teammates in the quest for the championship. I can't wait. >>


I hadn´t read it, but have some comments.

- &quot;...the quest for the championship&quot;. It´s the first time that I remember, one Maverick has refered to this affair, prohibited in the Nelson's mind.

- &quot;I can't wait&quot;. We (some fans) neither: the championship for Dallas.
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Old 01-17-2003, 04:52 PM   #3
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He has a long note on his website posted today, unfortunately it's only in French, even on the English side of his site &amp; I don't have the energy to translate it [img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/img] I ran it thru an online translator, but it was LOUSY!

Here's the link to the original text...

Abdul-Wahad Letter of Return to Dallas
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Old 01-17-2003, 05:21 PM   #4
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I really hope what TAW says on his website is true. He says his injured leg now feels more powerful than his healthy leg. When he returns I hope he'll step in and be another good defensive stopper and his offensive game is really underrated. I believe on the website he says he's about 3 weeks from fully integrated team practices.
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Old 01-18-2003, 02:18 AM   #5
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If he can come back healthy look for him to be a really good defensive stopper. Before he got this injury he could stop almost anyone. He's going to bring some toughness which we lack and if he comes back healthy we might have found our starting 3. He could be huge in the playoffs to stop someone like peja or marbury.
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Old 01-18-2003, 03:45 AM   #6
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Yay! Another one. The Mavs lead the league in defensive specialist who can't play a lick of offense so won't play anyway.
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