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Q&A with Elton Brand: On the road to recovery

Originally Published: September 25, 2007
By Sam Alipour | Special to ESPN.com

It was a February night in Toronto when Elton Brand first heard the pop. He knew it was his Achilles tendon. He kept pushing anyway.

You're in a playoff race, he told himself. If you can run, you can play.

When the season was over, and his Clippers had been relegated to the all-too-familiar position of playoffs observers, the two-time All-Star continued pushing, forgoing Team USA's Olympic qualifier in favor of a summer of rehab, a summer dedicated to getting his body right. And ...

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