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Lakers forward not doing any basketball activities

Updated: August 23, 2005, 5:22 PM ET
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Ronny Turiaf, who underwent a heart operation last month, may not miss his rookie season after all.

Turiaf, 22, has resumed training at his alma mater of Gonzaga University, where he is participating in light physical activities such as cycling. On July 26, he had an operation to repair an aortic problem which could have been fatal if left untreated.

The problem was found by American doctors after Turiaf was chosen in the second round by the Lakers ...

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