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Threat of blindness couldn't stop Creighton's McKinney

Updated: November 24, 2004, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Tyler McKinney wondered 10 months ago if he would ever see out of his right eye again, let alone play basketball.

The Creighton senior was in excruciating pain from an infection that had invaded his eye and would require two cornea transplants.

Basketball should have been the furthest thing from his mind. But the possibility of returning to the court motivated him during his recovery. And now, sooner than anyone but perhaps McKinney thought, he is back with the Bluejays ...

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