Penn's Jess Knapp overcomes two torn knee ligaments
Tue, 6 Mar 2012|
University of Pennsylvania's Jess Knapp talks about overcoming tearing her left ACL and MCL. 3/6/2012
Seven and three the best ten game start in -- women's hoops history. Over the holiday break the quakers run a road trip out west and San Diego but during the second game of that trip against San Diego State. There was no more celebration. And not just because of the loss in the box score but the potential loss of a star player. Soon as I went down. Like I knew I felt -- you know. Since I mean I don't know -- -- my trainer came over and she I think she knew right away and you obviously Texas and them. Sure enough that was that was would have been. But I think that and then also I had like. I reacted the way that it's like my body. -- The light headed. I didn't I had migraines and when -- went beyond that it's just behind the sixth behind into the political life -- as quickly as we and I. Not only did quakers forward Jeff -- ever left ACL she also tour left NCA no doubt a very devastating injury for the senior. But she even through this type of injury before tearing the ACL in her right knee and missing her entire freshman season -- there's one other things she knew right away. Was it just wasn't ending her -- career. A surgical table I had a concert with doctors that he can later and I think for me let me know. That if I want to play that would be an option and pretty rapidly favorite game -- work. Some film and he said you know it's only days ago. There which I knew and still there which I -- now. And it really know what that involved in that -- not so much time. Just ACL -- and they said it there there's some damage your passers baskets to insulate of course my heart dropped his very front of me -- told -- that respect. Involved playing on it -- on -- twenty to 30%. World. You finished special teams now are able to do it it's I mean it's a lot to think about -- -- so -- -- and so. Against the odds weren't really. Aren't really in my favor but it's simple enough since flyers went with. Am holding up well. So much for a nap taking it easy to miss one month of the season but averaged over 21 minutes since returning. And she posted your 500 career point as a quicker but with him well out of the Ivy League title hunt no postseason tournament plan. And since season pin there is no scholarship. So they wonder why in the world would just snap your wrist playing on two torn knee ligament I think. It has a lot to do with the fact that I couldn't play freshman there you know it's in high school I was three sport athlete. -- come to -- obviously played basketball. And that's signaling from Maine don't consider for my and so in nineteen you know really realize how much confidence. An excellent -- sport scholarship athlete are not. You know many people would say no doctor sentences with 2030%. And students can do this field after that type of injury be able to compete and that. We walked out there and and we -- chest just won't be 120%. And the issues. If I was -- options like the ghosts -- again at possibly doing this but I think that's -- get some -- until the ball fine with me I've had. My pets no two torn knee ligaments yes and one giant heart -- -- Comcast sports. It.