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 of her rehab.
Well here I am still on those crutches and still not thrilled about it, but in the past week I was fortunate to have had my cast removed, and now it’s time to really get busy and make sure I am in the best condition possible when I get back on the court.
I now have a “boot” I have to wear and while it’s definitely much better than having a cast, it is heavy and takes some coordination to get it on and off. It is great to be able to shower now without having to put my leg in a plastic trash bag, and hopefully in another week I can be rid of the crutches as well.
The fact I can’t walk or balance on my foot has not deterred Ann, our strength and conditioning coach, from putting me through tough core and leg workouts every day. I don’t know where she came up with some of these drills but OUCH! I have found some muscles I never knew I had!
It has been a challenge to sit on the sideline and watch my teammates play, but I am proud of them for staying focused, and it’s been great to see players like Tamera Young, Shay Murphy and Courtney Vandersloot really step up their production and keep us in contention.