(T.J.) Ford Tough, Part Deuce

Good news on the Terrance Jerod injury front, who – if you remember – took a “spill” at the hands of Hawks rookie Al Horford. After the Raptors’ T.J. Ford met with New York-based neurologist Dr. Patrick O'Leary on Wednesday, December 19, The Toronto Sun reported as of December 28 Ford claimed to be 90% pain free, though without any intentions of rushing back onto the hardwood.

”Right now,” your former Willowridge prep superstar told the media, “I’ll just let my body calm down and when I feel my body is right, we will go to the next step.” He went on to announce O’Leary’s findings consisted of no further spinal damage, happily squelching the retirement talk.

Even more progressive, Ford declared to the San Antonio Express-News only one day later O’Leary’s and other specialists' test results have instilled such certainty in Ford’s mind on his own return, he has promised his homecoming to the court this season. Which is more than surprising news, it’s simply goddamned amazing, considering. We are certainly looking for more sweet dishes like this one earlier this year:

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