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Allen Iverson to start training to return to Turkey

Mar 18, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson left Turkey for a very sound medical reason — he had a lesion growing on his calf. For the past several months he’s been receiving treatment for it — shots of an anti-inflammatory drug around the lesion.

It has worked and Iverson is ready to get back on the court, reports Ric Bucher of ESPN.

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson expects to receive medical clearance on Monday to resume playing after being sidelined for the past two months with a lesion in his right calf, says his business manager, Gary Moore.

“He’s going to start rigorous training as soon as he has clearance,” Moore said. “He’s determined to get back to playing.”

There are a wide variety of rumors around as to why Iverson wanted to go to Turkey in the first place, from him being broke to his love of the game. Depends on who is doing the spinning. Personally, I’ve kind of stopped caring too much about the motivation.

Hopefully Iverson can get back on the court and end his career in a way befitting one of the true legends of the game.

  1. mharenza - Mar 18, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Lesion Kurt, lesion. I’m pretty sure he didn’t have a legion growing in his leg. Although this is AI, so you never quite know.

    • wfon1 - Mar 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

      you beat me to the punch, mharenza

  2. makncheese - Mar 18, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    not to be the grammar police but i’ve noticed that this site doesn’t proofread their postings. it’s kind of annoying but oh well..

  3. truthplainandsimple - Mar 18, 2011 at 9:10 PM

    Oh yea, he’s Allen Iverson…he could NEVER have a lesion growing on his leg…he’s a fraud.

    How STUPID does that sound??!

  4. tubal22 - Mar 19, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    He had a lesion so he left the country for two months? Put some neosporin and a bandaid on that thing and get back on the court. Who are you Carlos Boozer?

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