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Jordan to Play if Knee Allows - 2002-09-11

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is hoping an insert in his shoe will help alleviate discomfort in his knee as he contemplates whether to return for another National Basketball Association season. Washington Wizards coach Doug Collins said Tuesday that Jordan hoped the insert would get his foot in better alignment and take away some of the pain on the outside of his right knee. Jordan had surgery on the knee in February, cutting short the first season of his second comeback. He has said he plans to play another season if his health allows. Jordan says he will not announce his decision until shortly before the Wizards open training camp October first. Collins said Jordan has experienced no new swelling or fluid buildup on the knee during the off-season. Should Jordan play, he would likely be a regular off the bench for the first time in his career.