The Albury Border Mail is letting it be known that their brightest light, Lauren Jackson, is planning to take an unexpected shot at playing for the Canberra Capitals after not getting on the court last season:
The Albury native was supposed to begin a $1 million, three-season deal with Canberra this year but has not been able to play due to the injury.
But having fully recovered from the complaint, Jackson declared herself “pain-free and ready to get back on court”.
“I’m just waiting to see what happens,” a cautious Jackson said.
“I’m ready to play, I was formally offered, we just haven’t heard back from them (Canberra).
“I’m excited to get back out there, it’s just been so long and it’s going to take a while to get my fitness back.
“But I’m feeling pretty good; I’ve been training really hard in Albury with a personal trainer and he’s been fantastic.”
Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson said the Capitals would be delighted to have Jackson but would insist on what he described as a “rigorous” screening process to ensure her full fitness.
But will the airbrush her tatts off next time the cover a bus with her image?