Getting back to the way things were
After suffering a season-ending injury late last year, red-shirt junior from Montreal Canada, Carolann Cloutier focused much of her off season and time leading up to the UMass Women’s basketball home-opener against Kent State, on getting back to the same level of performance she once had.
Last year Carolann tore her ACL, MCL and partial meniscus. She waited 6 weeks for the MCL to heal and then had surgery on her ACL as well as the meniscus. Carolann worked actively with a trainer for 5 months after her surgery working on agility and her leg muscles so she could start getting back up to the playing ability she knows she is capable of.
“The hardest thing is probably still, now is trying to get the speed back,” said Carolann. For right now she is just trying to focus on “just getting back to normal” so she can get back to playing basketball.