Diana Taurasi: "I feel great."



CamrnCrz1974

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"I feel great."
— Diana Taurasi, on her recovery and what she expects from the new look Mercury

“It’s a pretty patient and slow process because I would like to do more, I would like to push a little harder,” Taurasi said Monday. “Right now, it’s in the healing, recovery stage so I’m taking it slowly but I feel great.”

 

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In case anyone's interested, here's a recent short podcast interview with Alanna Smith, formerly of Stanford and now of the Merc, in which she talks at length about how much she's appreciated DT's advice and mentoring even from the bench while DT recovers from injury. Very interesting to see how DT's Always Be Hustling mentality manifests when she can't physically be hustling on the court - in the form of advising and teaching her teammates to be better. Sounds like a great place to be a rookie.
 
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Ummmmmmmmmmm..Back injuries, never the same again no matter how many surgeries, no matter how much physical therapy, no matter how much rest. Time to think about something else. Got kid to think of. Sports announcer? Sports Analyst? Mercury Coach? UConn Coach? Author? Her name alone would sell tickets.
 

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Ummmmmmmmmmm..Back injuries, never the same again no matter how many surgeries, no matter how much physical therapy, no matter how much rest. Time to think about something else. Got kid to think of. Sports announcer? Sports Analyst? Mercury Coach? UConn Coach? Author? Her name alone would sell tickets.
Ah, go check on the cattle! Heresy. Never heard the like. ;)
 

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Ummmmmmmmmmm..Back injuries, never the same again no matter how many surgeries, no matter how much physical therapy, no matter how much rest. Time to think about something else. Got kid to think of. Sports announcer? Sports Analyst? Mercury Coach? UConn Coach? Author? Her name alone would sell tickets.
I'd never say never.

Touch football in college, sharp twist to avoid a tag = 3 days in bed dosed with Seconal for the pain.
Over twenty-five years of occasional flareups of the pain.
Started doing Rodney Yee's AM routine from AM/PM Yoga DVD daily. It's a gentle routine that focuses on working the spine and back muscles a lot.
No back problem at all for the last 25 years. Still doing the yoga.

Anecdotal, I know. But I hear Dee saying she's gonna work the program. If she does, those muscles can hold the back together. The orhthopod who replaced my ACL told me half of the players on the Phoenix indoor pro soccer team had at least one ACL tear. But their hams & quads were so hard they could still play. And they did so, so that they didn't have to miss a season with an operation. (He was the team ortho). I'll bet Dee can out-work the lot of them, and that she will. ;^)
 
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Ummmmmmmmmmm..Back injuries, never the same again no matter how many surgeries, no matter how much physical therapy, no matter how much rest. Time to think about something else. Got kid to think of. Sports announcer? Sports Analyst? Mercury Coach? UConn Coach? Author? Her name alone would sell tickets.
This is Diana Taurasi we’re talking about. Nothing can stop her, but her!
 

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