UCU Lady Canon’s Annet Among is hoping for a smooth come back after she was operated with a torn ligament at the end of last month at Corsu Hospital.
The Centre/Power Forward suffered a big blow two years back while taking on current defending champions JKL Lady Dolphins in the Women’s National Basketball League and has since missed out on major tournaments including the 2018 FIBA Africa Zone 5 championship that was held in Tanzania.
Among who now needs crutches to walk, will be sidelined close to eight months and the Mukono based team will miss out on her services for almost this season’s entire campaign pending full recovery.
“The doctors told me that I can only resume playing after eight months or even a year. However, I will be doing some physical exercises in the gym and some running during that period just to help me get ready for the competitive games,” Among says.
She added that; “I hope for a better recovery although I feel a lot of pain and the leg is over swelling but I have been advised by the doctors to bend the knee a bit especially when I sitting.”
Among also admits to missing the game time due to the injury that is going to see her out for a long while.
Gabriel Isaac Otuk, the university team doctor says the player got the injury two years back although she has been carrying on it with.
“After a successful surgery the player is expected to be out for close to six to eight months or slightly more,” he says.
“Of course I missing playing for my team and when you look at the team right now, most of the team members are affected with the height which is not good for the team because they are some teams out there that have giant players and you could easily fall prey.”
Lady Canon’s captain Sarah Ageno also admitted to missing out on the tall man’s services but hopes the team can fill the gap.
Our team is full of point guards and we definitely miss her height. We usually shift other players to play in her position although its tough on them because they are not used to taking on such a role in the team,” she said.
The Lady Canons lost their number one point Guard Rosine Micomyiza and former captain, center player Vilma Achieng but have managed to carry on so far this season with promising results in the league.