Originally posted on Pitt Blather  |  Last updated 7/17/14
Regardless of the ability to help Pitt, can we at least agree that the best thing in the long-term for Joseph Uchebo was coming to Pitt and getting better medical help for rehabbing his knee. In moments like these, it’s easy to forget Uchebo is still recovering from a devastating knee injury that put his basketball career on hold for almost two years. But then he runs up the court with a noticeable hitch in his step, a clear reminder that his battle to get back to full health is not over. “It still hurts,” said Uchebo, a native of Nigeria. “Sometimes when I’m running I feel the pain, but not like it used to be.” The pain was so bad in the weeks after Uchebo collided knees with an opponent while playing for Chipola Community College in Marianna, Fla., that he could barely sleep at night. But Uchebo said he continued to play for about two more weeks on the recommendation of team doctors. “They told me it wasn’t that bad and I was happy to hear it wasn’t that bad,” he said. “But it was...
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