For Storm players and coaches, it was a welcome sight. After Monday’s practice at Seattle Pacific University, Lauren Jackson lingered on the practice court going through her shooting routine. Being cleared to shoot a basketball is the latest step in Jackson’s rehabilitation from hip surgery on June 30.
“I’m back on the court now and doing a little bit more each day,” said Jackson, who joined the Storm on the road in Minnesota during the last road trip.
Jackson isn’t yet free to run up and down the court, which will be another hurdle as she gets closer to returning to game action. To get to that point, she needs to continue to rebuild strength in her left leg through rehab exercises. There’s no timetable as yet, but Jackson is making progress.
“Rehab’s good,” she said. “Getting a lot done and getting better each day.”