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Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Allen Iverson will undergo surgery to remove growth from leg

By Cindy Boren

Allen Iverson has returned to the United States to have surgery to remove a lesion on his leg and says he will play basketball again.

An MRI taken earlier has shownshowed a small shadow between the bones in Iverson's lower leg, according to ESPN's Ric Bucher. He continued to play for Besiktas in Turkey, but the pain grew worse and a second MRI showed the shadow had grown.

"Two things have to happen," his agent, Gary Moore, told the Associated Press. "First, that lesion has to come out. Second, it has to be tested to see if it is malignant or benign."

Despite rumors in Turkey, Iverson, 35, has no plan to retire. "People need to know that Allen is and always has been a fighter," Moore said. "He's got a battle ahead of him."

So don't put me in my rocking chair just yet. Hold on, I'll be back! Stay tuned.less than a minute ago via web

By Cindy Boren  | January 14, 2011; 10:44 AM ET
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Lesion hopes Iverson parasite proves to be benign.

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 14, 2011 10:15 PM | Report abuse

The question is what 6' player use to play like he was 7'.

The answer..

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 14, 2011 10:20 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope that lesion has health insurance.

Posted by: wireman65 | January 14, 2011 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Nick Mangold the Jet's C in response to Wes Welker's foot references..

Wes Welker is a great player. He's really taken advantage of watching film. If we don't keep a Spy on him, he could really open the Gate

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 14, 2011 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Cam Newton had a career high 20 completions in the BS Championship game. He had an average game and was outplayed by the Duck's QB.

20 completions is his career high and he'll be required to throw 30+ times per game. Not worth the #10 pick.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 14, 2011 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Kylee Orton was on his way to having a career year when was benched. Considering he was having a much better YR than the ex Eagle...I don't recall the national uproar when he was benched with 3 games to play. Now there seems to be a trade market for Orton and not so much for McNabb.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 14, 2011 11:20 PM | Report abuse

I hope Turkey is prepared for the Lesion of Doom.

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 14, 2011 11:26 PM | Report abuse

How's Katy Perry's face? My eyes have never made it there to tell.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 14, 2011 11:48 PM | Report abuse

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