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Mark Ingram "blessed" to be back and as good as ever



After missing Alabama's first two games of the season while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, reigning Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram is back in full force for the Tide. Ingram underwent surgery on Aug. 31, then returned for the Sept. 18 game against Duke. He said he has no regrets about returning so soon, and his performance on the field seems to prove he made the right decision.

Ingram rushed for 151 yards on nine carries against Duke, then in last week's come from behind victory over Arkansas, he had 148 of his 157 yards at halftime.

 "It is really just such a blessing that I could come off of surgery and have the two strong performances that I’ve had,'' Ingram said. "God is good and it is a blessing. My main focus coming back into the first game was not to have any hesitation in my step whatsoever. I wanted to have 100-percent confidence in my ability of what I could do out there on the field, and that’s the way I practice, I just push it to the limit, so I wouldn’t have any hesitation. I haven’t had any so far. I’m really happy with how things have gone since the surgery."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:08am]


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