Lauren Jackson Update

Lauren Jackson Update

Basketball Australia and Basketball ACT can confirm Lauren Jackson will not play in this weekend’s Women’s National Basketball League game between the Canberra Capitals and the Sydney University Flames.

Since returning to Australia earlier this month, Lauren has undergone rehabilitation for a chronic hamstring injury, which she acquired in June while playing with the Australian national team.
 
Despite returning to the Capitals practice environment recently, Lauren’s current medical advice is that she should undergo further treatment before returning to the WNBL – including an injection to relieve nerve pain and bolster her recovery.
 
Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Kristina Keneally said: “Naturally, we’re thrilled to have Lauren back on our shores – and I’ve got no doubt that basketball fans Australia-wide can’t wait to see her in action.
 
“But our top priority here simply has to be Lauren’s long-term health and her sustainable fitness for the rest of the WNBL season.
 
“The main focus for Basketball Australia and for the Canberra Capitals right now is ensuring Lauren returns to full strength before getting back on the court.”
 
Basketball ACT Chief Executive Tony Jackson said: “We’re not going to rush Lauren back onto the court – it’s vital that she has the time to undertake her rehabilitation and recover thoroughly.
 
“Lauren’s progress will be closely monitored but ultimately, we’ll be guided by the advice given by the Capitals Doctor David Hughes and Lauren’s medical team at the AIS.”