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Rock Defenseman Hopes To Continue Playing

11/06/2001, 4:11pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

A familiar face in the crowd is working extremely hard to get back into the game. Terry Bullen, a three-season veteran with the Toronto Rock and a 6-year veteran of the NLL, is under-going strenuous physiotherapy to strengthen his back. In the last few years Terry has suffered several different injuries that have left the veteran player sidelined from NLL action.

Last season Bullen cut tendons in his thumb as a result of a box cutter incident, Terry was sidelined for the Rock's season opener and missed the next two games. This season Terry injured his back while lifting one of his children. Since then Terry has been sidelined and has not been able to play or practice with the Rock.

It was a freak accident, I was picking up one of my children and the next thing I knew I couldn't stand straight. It is getting stronger everyday and I have paid more attention to my back through physiotherapy and some mild weight training. I am really gearing towards playing the sport I love and try to focus on the success that I have seen on the floor I really don't want to retire like this, said Terry Bullen
Bullen has suggested that if all goes well with his therapy, he will return to the Rock this season, but at the age of 38 he will seriously have to sit down and contemplate what the future has in store.

I am at a point in my life that has made me make a few decision, I love the game of lacrosse but I have to do what is best for family and I. I want to be able to pick up my kids and play with them. Who knows what will happen down the road but time will tell said Bullen.

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