Mosiman To Miss First Part of Women's Basketball Season

Aug. 31, 2007

SEATTLE -- Washington sophomore point guard Sara Mosiman underwent surgery last Friday to repair multiple stress fractures in her left leg and will most likely miss the first half of the Huskies' women's basketball season, first-year head coach Tia Jackson announced today.

Mosiman, a Seattle native and 2006 King's High School graduate, underwent the same surgical procedure that her teammate Dominique Banks underwent last September on both of her legs. The procedure included the insertion of a titanium rod into Mosiman's left tibia. Her projected return to basketball is listed as around the start of Pac-10 play - late December to early January.

'We have a great team of doctors and trainers overseeing Sara's care, and she also has a reliable support group in our coaching staff and her teammates,' Jackson said. 'We are looking forward to seeing Sara back on the court when that time comes.'

Mosiman shared the back-up point guard duties as a freshman last year, averaging 1.2 points in 23 games off the bench. She was a talented multi-sport athlete at King's High School, earning 2A State Player of the Year honors in both basketball and volleyball as a senior. She was also a state champion in the javelin, as well as a state runner-up in the high jump as a sophomore.

'It is never a good time to see a player go down with any injury, especially one that requires surgery,' Jackson said. 'But I also feel as though things happen for a reason. Sara has been experiencing some pain in her leg since her time in high school. She is very fortunate that the doctors discovered the injury and repaired it when they did. My number one priority is to get Sara healthy.'

'The timing of the injury is hard mainly because I really felt on top of my game and was improving a lot over the spring and summer, plus I was really looking forward to the preseason and getting started,' Mosiman said. 'But my mind is in the right place and I am a firm believer that the body does what the mind tells it, so I will be working hard to get healthy and back on the court for the Pac-10 season.'

The Huskies open the 2007-08 season with a pair of exhibition contests at Bank of America Arena in early November. UW will take on Love & Basketball on Sat., Nov. 3 (2 p.m.) and Seattle Pacific, Tues., Nov. 6 (7 p.m.). The team will make its regular season debut at Kansas State, Sat., Nov. 10.

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