Oklahoma junior Lauren Chamberlain has battled injury issues all season. She was limited to hitting only during last weekend’s regional because of a partially torn PCL in her knee.
Chamberlain said the time off leading up to Friday’s Super Regional opener against Tennessee has been positive.
“Good rest but a lot of good movement, too,” Chamberlain said. “I feel like as long as I’m keeping my range of motion up and stuff like that, I’ll be good.”
Chamberlain said she’s working toward returning to playing in the field, so the rehabilitation process has gotten tougher.
“I’m just being smart about how I’m using my body out on the field and what my time goes to more,” Chamberlain said.
The slugger hit 60 home runs over her first two seasons on campus, but she’s missed a sizable portion of this season with a back injury. Only a short time after returning to the field, she suffered the partially torn PCL.
ALDRETE HAS BROUGHT A SPARK TO TENNESSEE
Freshman catcher Annie Aldrete leads Tennessee with 19 home runs this season and is batting .373 with 64 RBIs.