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Lattimore confident he'll shock the world this fall

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07:59 AM ET 02.08 | Marcus Lattimore intends to write one of the great comeback stories before he even plays a down in the NFL. [Lattimore] is confident he'll be ready to play NFL football this fall. The former South Carolina star tailback has spent the past two months in Pensacola, Fla., rehabbing his right knee which he shredded on Oct. 27 against Tennessee. ... Yet, with each weight he lifts and every time he jogs in the pool, Lattimore knows he's getting closer to returning to the football field. ... [Lattimore said Dr. James Andrews], part of the team who performed the operation, has told him several times he's going to shock the world with his complete comeback. "That's my goal as long as I stay strong and keep progressing," Lattimore told The Associated Press by phone.

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February 8, 2013  08:07 AM ET

I am SO rooting for this kid...

February 8, 2013  08:10 AM ET

He already shocked the world once with that injury.

February 8, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Thanks for all the memories at SC buddy. A true workhorse for my Gamecocks. Jadeveon Clowney is up next to leave us!

<face palm>

February 8, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Gruesome injury. Amazing to see him back. Good luck to the kid.

February 8, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Willis McGahee showed that you can come back from that kind of injury. I hope he can and hope he reaches out to somebody who's already been there. Good luck to him!

February 8, 2013  08:54 AM ET

This kid is one great athlete with a positive attitude, I hope he makes it and I hope My Giants are smart enough to draft him!!!

February 8, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

...Jadeveon Clowney is up next to leave us!<face palm>

Not before he spends the next season wearing out the SEC some more...

February 8, 2013  09:45 AM ET

I would love for the Dolphins to take a shot with this guy with a late round pick. I believe he will shock a lot of people.

February 8, 2013  10:22 AM ET

If McGahee and Gore could do it then so can this kid.

February 8, 2013  10:35 AM ET

With the advances in knee surgery over the years I'd say he has a good shot. Some team will take the risk and be glad they did.

February 8, 2013  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

With the advances in knee surgery over the years I'd say he has a good shot. Some team will take the risk and be glad they did.

hopefully.

February 8, 2013  02:02 PM ET

I don't doubt his recovery, I just doubt his ability to keep something like this from happening again. It's already been 2x hasn't it? Granted, there have been backs who had multiple knee injuries then somehow stayed healthy (the "Terry" guy who played for Minnesota and Washington comes to mind, forgot his full name, he had 2 ACL's done). It will be interesting to see how it all plays out, I wish him the best.

February 8, 2013  03:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

...the "Terry" guy who played for Minnesota and Washington...

Terry Allen

February 8, 2013  03:31 PM ET

I wish him well.

February 8, 2013  04:58 PM ET

Before he even thinks about the Fall maybe he should be trying to impress Scouts during the Combine or Pro Days.

February 8, 2013  05:52 PM ET

I wonder if he is injecting, err, using the same rehab that Peterson did.

 
February 9, 2013  05:23 AM ET

His attitude,determination & ability will make him successful. A smart team will take him and be happy down the road,maybe not next season but many seasons after.

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