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On comeback trail, wary Claxton hopes his knee holds up

Originally Published: July 22, 2008
By Tim Buckley | Special to ESPN.com

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- Speedy Claxton's recovery from torn cartilage in his left knee has been anything but easy.

After initial arthroscopic surgery didn't do the trick, microfracture surgery -- a procedure that saves some careers, but not all -- was recommended. But Claxton opted instead for a second scope, and the Atlanta Hawks point guard wound up missing all of the 2007-08 NBA season.

And now, his career is at a crossroads.

He has two years and ...

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