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Jefferson should be ready for start of regular season

Updated: September 18, 2008, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Al Jefferson crumpled to the court and grabbed his knee, the Minnesota Timberwolves feared the worst.

"When you have a heart condition and your heart stops for a minute, it's not a good thing," said assistant GM Fred Hoiberg, who had to retire from the NBA because of an aorta problem. "It was a relief when we found out that it was just a mild sprain."

Jefferson injured his right knee during a pickup game with teammates. An MRI revealed a mildly sprained medial ...

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