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VSU's Callaway willed his way back from knee injury

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email


ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  When the Valdosta State football team opened fall camp last week, it had to stun some Blazers to see quarterback Russ Callaway on the field.

Callaway was practicing four months to the day that he had major knee surgery for an injury sustained at the end of spring practice.

The junior has been cleared for practice and hopes to be able to ready for the season opener in two weeks.

Callaway says doctors told him it would be 4-6 months before he could play again.

The junior says all he heard was four months and the instructions from the VSU trainers whom he credits for his fast recovery.

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allaway "I said I want you to keep me updated on where you think I should be. It seemed like two weeks I was ahead. Three weeks I was ahead. I just kept staying ahead on everything. I didn't know what to expect. Karen did a great job keeping up to date and pushing me every day. There was no question from day one I was going to be back."

Valdosta State will have their first scrimmage on Saturday and head coach David Dean hopes to name his starting quarterback early next week.

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