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MONTANA IS EXPECTED TO TEST HIS ARM WEDNESDAY

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Joe Montana's oft-interrupted attempt to return from an elbow injury is expected to start again Wednesday when he could resume throwing for the first time in more than a month.

Montana, who remains on the San Francisco 49ers' injured reserve list, had planned to test his surgically repaired passing elbow Monday. But he canceled those plans at the request of team doctors who urged him to wait a couple more days to reduce the risk of another setback.Club president Carmen Policy said Monday that Montana was anxious to resume a throwing regimen and that the quarterback, who pushed his doctors for the clearance, still held out hope for a return time this season.

"He's feeling good and he doesn't wait for the green light from the doctors. He moves on the amber one, so the minute it turns yellow, he's through the intersection," Policy said.

Montana, 36, missed all of last season because of a torn right elbow tendon that was re-attached in an Oct. 9, 1991, operation performed by Dr. Michael Dillingham, the team's orthopedic specialist.

He has had two minor operations since then to remove scar tissue but has been plagued by recurring elbow soreness, which forced him on injured reserve again at the start of this season.