Football: Former SFU star back on the field after battling colitis

“It’s a blessing from God that I’m able to play again, the determination I’d had without a doubt, with the support I’ve had from family and friends and the Blue Bomber organization supporting me 100%. I wasn’t stressed one bit through my surgery or recovery.” — Obby Khan
Courageous is an overused word in sports. It definitely applies for Ibrahim (Obby) Khan — the one-time No. 1 overall CFL draft choice and anchor of Simon Fraser's 2003 Canada West championship team lost almost one-third of his weight, dropping from 305 pounds to 205, during his ordeal, while also dealing with the loss of his father.

It doesn't need to be said that we should be proud Canadian football shapes and is shaped by people with Obby's determination.

(Cross-posted to Out of Left Field.)

Thru hell, now back; Courageous lineman hopes return will inspire troops (Jim Bender, Winnipeg Sun)
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