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Josh Adams Returns to the Court After Near-Fatal Car Accident

After suffering a broken neck and a dislocated sternum in a car accident last summer, doctors told former University of Wyoming star Josh Adams that he may never play basketball again.

Now, just over five months since he was nearly paralyzed, Adams is back on the court and ready to begin his professional career.

In August, Adams underwent surgery to fuse his C-5 and C-6 verterbrae.

His road to recovery began nearly a month later when a rigorous physical therapy regimen helped him regain movement, then function, then range of motion and, finally, strength in his upper body.

Last week, the fifth leading scorer in Wyoming hoops history was medically cleared for his first full-contact practice since the accident.

Prior to the accident, Adams had signed a professional contract with the Russian club team Avtodor Saratov.

Last night, Adams announced on Twitter that he had reached another deal for Avtodor and will be flying to Russia today. He hopes to see his first playing time by the end of the month.

If his miraculous recovery from a near-fatal car accident is any indication, don’t be surprised if we see Adams back in the United States someday…playing in the NBA.

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