Comeback trail wove McAllister, New Orleans together

Central to Deuce McAllister’s comeback bid is the source of his daily fuel supply.
No, McAllister isn’t talking about discovering a bargain oasis from the ever-rising, $4-per-gallon stuff at the corner gas station.

What drives the New Orleans Saints running back and community-conscious fan favorite is motivation siphoned from a still-recovering city as he works to rebuild his reconstructed knees while many in his adopted city continue rebuilding lives nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina.
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The Mississippi native deepened his bond with New Orleans after tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament Sept. 24. McAllister had surgery on both knees, including microfacture surgery on his right knee to clean out scar tissue from a 2005 anterior cruciate ligament repair.

usatoday.com
6/16/08