Storm star Lauren Jackson has returned to her native Australia to rehabilitate at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra after suffering an injury to her left Achilles. The injury kept Jackson from playing for her Spartak Moscow Region team after the holiday break.
Storm Head Coach Brian Agler has been in contact with Jackson and reports she is still awaiting a final diagnosis and a firm timetable for her return to the floor. In the meantime, Jackson is home and working with the staff at the AIS that she credited for helping her rehabilitate from a stress fracture in her back to get in the best shape of her life before her MVP 2010 WNBA season.
In speaking to the Australian press, Jackson also reaffirmed her commitment to the Storm.
“I’ve been in the WNBA now 11 seasons and I regard Seattle as my second home,” she told The Australian.