Before guard Epiphanny Prince broke her foot June 16, the Chicago Sky were rolling. They've struggled since, no doubt missing her 22.3 points per game. In the meantime, Prince gives RedEye an exclusive look behind the scenes her rehab.
The past two weeks have been surreal. One moment I was in the game in Indianapolis trying to lead the Sky to our eighth win, and two days later I was coming out of a hospital with a screw in my foot to repair a Jones fracture.
This is the first serious injury I have sustained in my career, and even though the timing isn't great, it is a part of sports, and I am just focused on undertaking the rehab and getting back on the court to help my team.
I am lucky to have some of the best teammates ever and they totally spoiled me. I had a steady stream of visitors the afternoon I got out of the hospital with cupcakes, flowers, coloring books and crayons to keep me occupied and I am definitely enjoying all the meals my teammates are cooking for me. (I might have to think of a way to prolong this part of the rehab.)
Even though the whole crutches thing is new to me and is actually a bit of a pain, I was still able to guest star in the Sky's take on "Sister Act 2," which we created to promote Gospel Night on July 1. Check me out rapping at tinyurl.com/7p7phfu and make sure you come see my teammates play. You can find our schedule at chicagosky.net.