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The rookie sensation of the Chicago Sky will be blogging about her life -- on and off the court -- in her first season in the WNBA. Check out her previous entries below.
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Fighting the Injury Bug

August 20, 2013 --
Hey everyone! Just want to check in and let you know what I have been up to. August has been a crazy month. We have been doing a lot of traveling and I have had to battle a couple of injuries. After returning to the court after my concussion we had one of the most exciting games of my career against the Lynx. The game went into overtime and the energy inside the All State Arena was crazy! I canít say enough about the loyalty of the Chicago Sky fans.

Coming out of that game I felt really good about our team and about my personal health. After missing time due to the concussion I was feeling very refreshed and ready to attack the next part of the season. Unfortunately just ten minutes into the next game in LA I hurt my foot and was unable to finish that game. Following our game against the Sparks I had to miss the next two games while my foot healed.

As a competitive athlete there is nothing worse than being sidelined by an injury and having to watch the game rather than actually play. While I was out with my foot injury, my teammates could not have made me more proud. In the two games that I was sitting out we rallied back from major deficits to win our games against Seattle and Connecticut. In those two games my teammates showed that, as a team, we are true competitors and display an incredible amount of toughness. One of the many reasons that I truly love this team is because of the collective unwillingness to give up. No matter what situation we were in for those two games, not one single player on the team gave up and the result was two exciting and hard earned wins. I am so excited about the rest of this season and to get back out on the court with my team!

Until next time,

Elena

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