Jackson goes under the knife

johnboy 10 January 2013

Basketball ACT has confirmed that star recruit Lauren Jackson will indeed be shooting no hoops this season:

Basketball ACT the owners and operators of The Tradies Canberra Capitals, today confirmed Lauren Jackson is expected to make a full recovery from her hamstring injury after undergoing surgery in Melbourne this week.

After a series of tests to ascertain the full extent of her injury, Lauren underwent surgery upon the advice of Dr David Young in conjunction with his team of consulting surgeons.

Dr Young has advised that the surgery was highly successful, with several problems being addressed in relation to Lauren’s hamstring injury and the medical opinion that she will make a full recovery.

Lauren has been released this morning and has been advised by Dr Young that she is to have complete rest for three weeks – at which point she is expected to be able to start a light rehabilitation program.

Lauren will be monitored over the next few weeks to gauge the progress of her recovery.

Lauren said, “I’m very happy that I’ve now had this operation, and I’m delighted with the medical opinion that I should be able to make a full recovery.”

Basketball ACT Chief Executive Officer Tony Jackson confirmed Lauren would not return to the Women’s National Basketball League for the 2012/13 season.

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