Saturday, March 19, 2016

Return to NCAAs is extra special for ASU’s Peeples

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State senior center Jasmine Peeples said her final season with the Hornets has meant more to her than any time in her basketball career.

Her season almost ended before it got started as Peeples suffered a leg injury during a pick-up game last summer.

Peeples was going for a rebound when she landed on another player. Peeples required micro fracture surgery in her knee.

“At first when I went to the doctor and did an MRI, they couldn’t find anything,” Peeples said. “It was crazy because I couldn’t put any weight on it. Finally, they did a scope on my knee and found pieces of bone from my femur. I was on and off crutches, hopping around all summer.”

Peeples said doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to play again until January, but she was determined to prove them wrong.

Peeples rehabbed twice a day after surgery and returned to the team for the Preseason WNIT in November, but she admits she wasn’t the same player.


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