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Chinese basketball star Abdusalam's recovery progress smoothly

Abdusalam Abdurexit of Xinjiang Flying Tigers injures during the match against Beijing Ducks in Beijing, on Dec 25, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

URUMQI - China's basketball player Abdusalam Abdurexit is undergoing rehabilitation training in the United States, with his recovery progressing smoothly, the promising youngster told Xinhua in a recent interview.

The 24-year-old was injured after falling awkwardly during the CBA game between Xinjiang Flying Tigers and Beijing Ducks on December 24, 2019, facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after rupturing the ACL in his left knee.

In January of this year, Abdusalam underwent surgery in the United States and required nine months of rehabilitation training to fully recover, according to his doctor.

Abdusalam stated that he is still in the early recovery stage after the operation.

As a player with excellent shooting ability, Abdusalam helped the Chinese men's team win the championship with 14 points per game and 7.8 rebounds at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.