On the comeback trail
CLEVELAND (AP) -- N-F-L lineman LeCharles Bentley has taken a
major step in his unexpected comeback from a career-threatening
knee injury. The Cleveland Browns center has been cleared by his
surgeon to return to the playing field.
A year ago, Bentley's first season with the Browns ended on the
first play of contact in training camp when he tore the patellar
tendon in his left knee.
The injury became infected so severely that Bentley says it
nearly killed him and doctors considered amputating his leg.
Bentley says he plans to be in Cleveland on Thursday to report
for training camp.
He'll likely have to pass a team physical before the Browns
allow him back on the field.
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