Oberto Comes Out Of Retirement To Play For Argentina

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    Fabricio Oberto has declared himself ready to go forArgentina.

    The veteran center, a member of Argentina's 'golden generation', announced at the beginning of July he was coming out of retirement to be available for the FIBA Americas Championship and help his country qualify for next summer's Olympics.

    At the time, Oberto admitted he had much work to do on his conditioning, having called time on his distinguished career in the wake of dizzy spells he suffered while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers early last season.

    That was linked to the arrhythmia he was diagnosed with in 2008, something he needed to ensure he could combat before fully committing to a comeback.

    Now Oberto says he has the all-clear as Argentina prepare to host the tournament in Mar del Plata.

    "It is time to say that according to the results of many tests, I have been cleared and I am able to resume practicing safely," Oberto said.

    Read more: http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/arti.asp?newsid=48284

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