On Joe Alexander: Resurrecting his career

On Joe Alexander: Resurrecting his career

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IMG_0115-610x400A lot changes in two years, but for Joe Alexander, his world stood still.

Sitting on the sidelines became a second home for Alexander, 27, after suffering a tibial stress reaction while playing in Russia in December 2011.  The NBA No. 8 draft pick in 2008′s road to recovery seemed like an endless road meandering without a real destination. It was fraught with setbacks and frustrations.

“I was just sad, I knew it was going to be a big barrier,” said Alexander.

The first-ever Taiwanese born NBA player, Alexander believed he could return to the court someday.  When however, was a completely different story.

“I was very aware throughout the whole process that this is the type of injury guys retire from, but I never really thought I was going to,” said Alexander.

Alexander referred to his rehab as “like hell” before he made his return to the hardwood.

“It wasn’t as straight-forward as get surgery and come back,” said Alexander. “I was trying to find answers as to how to fix my injury and timetables having to be extended.”

Click here to read the rest of this great article by Adam Johnson at SeaDubsCentral.com.

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