Delle Donne Expected Back In Action
Hi all. The Guru is in West Philadelphia for a DII game between University of the Sciences and Philadelphia University that starts soon.
But here is Delaware's release announcing sophomore sensation Elena Delle Donne is due to return to action. Will try to make contact later.
DATE: January 25, 2011
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware women’s basketball All-American
Elena Delle Donne, who was leading the nation in scoring before missing
the last 10 games due to fatigue and deep muscle and joint pain, will
resume practice Tuesday and could be ready to return to game action this
Sunday when the Blue Hens travel to Hofstra.
Delle Donne, who earned All-American honors in 2009-10 as a freshman
when she was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player and Rookie
of the Year, was leading all NCAA Division I players in scoring at 26.0
points per game before missing 11 games overall due to the ailments.
According to UD Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Dr.
Andrew Reisman, Delle Donne underwent a thorough medical evaluation for
her symptoms and has started on medication for the treatment of Lyme
Disease. She has shown good clinical improvement and has resumed a
“We are happy that Elena’s health is continuing to improve each day and
that she is feeling better,” said Delaware head coach Tina Martin, whose
team currently owns a record of 11-7 overall and 4-3 mark in CAA action
heading into a Jan. 27 home game vs. George Mason.
Delle Donne was averaging 34.0 points per game over the first four
contests this season before missing most of the the LaSalle game Nov. 28
and the entire Princeton game on Dec. 1 due to fatigue issues. She
returned to action and scored 20 points vs. Navy on Dec. 5 and 25 vs.
Penn State on Dec. 19 before fatigue and deep muscle and joint pain
forced her out of action.