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For Quincy Pondexter, basketball nearly turned deadly

ESPN—September 23, 2017

ESPN reported on Chicago Bulls basketball player Quincy Pondexter and his long recovery from a consistent knee injury. The article stated that Pondexter originally had microfracture surgery to repair his knee, but still experienced pain with an infection that affected his whole body.

The article reported that HSS sports medicine surgeon Riley J. Williams III, MD began to treat Pondexter after the infection spread. "Quincy was demonstrating some serious symptoms that required us to act immediately," said Dr. Williams.

According to the article, Pondexter had MRSA, a skin infection that could lead to death if not treated properly. Dr. Williams explained MRSA tends to cause complications to the healing process of a significant injury.

After recovering from MRSA, Pondexter began rehabilitation and worked himself back to health. HSS physical therapist Snehal Patel PT, MPT, SCS spoke about his recovery, "Quincy looks great, physically and mentally. I can't predict anything, but I think he's primed to make a great comeback in the league."

The article reported that Pondexter is ready to get back on the court at the beginning of the 2017-2018 season.

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