Indiana Pacers guard Mike Dunleavy says he could return from a severe knee injury earlier than expected.
Dunleavy says he can do everything except have physical contact, and he expects that to change within weeks. Pacers coach Jim O’Brien has said he didn’t expect Dunleavy to be available until at least January 2010.
He had surgery in March to remove a bone spur from the patella tendon on his right knee.
Dunleavy, the team’s second-leading scorer two seasons ago, discussed his rehabilitation this week during the Peyback Bowl, a fundraiser for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning’s foundation.
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