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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Latest on Michala Johnson

I spoke to UConn recruit Michala Johnson this afternoon just to get a sense at how she is coping with suffered her second season-ending knee injury in as many seasons. I couldn't help but be impressed by her positive attitude.

The biggest news from the conversation is that the second MRI showed that the 6-foot-3 forward out of Montini Catholic in Lombard, Ill. did tear her ACL and suffer some damage to her meniscus as the first MRI indication. Johnson found out the results of the second MRI yesterday and called UConn coach Geno Auriemma to fill him in on the latest. The plan for the surgery has not changed and Michala said she would still have the surgery likely in the second week of February.

Johnson also said she is planning to go to UConn's game at DePaul on Feb. 10 and may be in attendance when UConn ends the regular season with a Mar. 1 game at Notre Dame. The original plan was to make it down for the Jan. 13 game at Marquette as she did last season but her plans changed thanks to the knee injury she suffered the day before. Also, she is intending to be enrolled for the second summer session at UConn which begins on July 15. While she will likely still be recovering and rehabilitating her surgically repaired right knee, she believes she will be ready to roll well before the start of official practice in October.

There will be more on Michala in tomorrow's edition of the Register with much of the focus being her extremely positive and mature approach to suffering torn ACL in each knee in a span of a little more than a year.



Blogger Dr. Ed Joyner said...

I feel so sorry for her and am reminded of Shea Ralph who is from my home state of North Carolina. I was ecstatic when she signed and felt that she would be an all time great. Sadly, her injuries robbed her of this honor but I am glad to see her replacing one of my all time UCOnn favorites (Janelle) as coach. I hope that Michaela can draw strength from Shea, Caroline Doty, and others who have suffered these injuries. Emerging research has implicated imbalances in quad to hamstring strength as a factor in ACL injuries and hopefully the medical people can do more to preventive work in the future. She is still coming to a great basketball family with a phenomenal coach and father figure in Geno.

God Bless Her!

Dr. Ed Joyner (not a medical doctor)

1:17 PM 

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