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Fear not a factor in Peavy's return

White Sox starter determined to recover from unprecedented injury

Updated: March 4, 2011, 10:39 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Some say fear is the No. 1 hurdle. That gnawing doubt the first time an athlete returns to his sport under game conditions that the knee, the elbow, the latissimus dorsi muscle will hold up under surgical repair and respond the way it always had.

For Jake Peavy on Friday, the question was unprecedented, as no other high-profile athlete had had the muscle behind the back of the shoulder tear completely away from the bone as Peavy had this past July 6.

But ...

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