Breanna Stewart ready ‘to be the best player in the world again’ after Achilles injury
Breanna Stewart is finally back to playing basketball again, more than nine months after the former WNBA MVP ruptured her Achilles in the EuroLeague championship game last April.
Yet the Seattle Storm star isn’t content just being out on the court. She’s ready to get back to where she once was: Firmly atop the basketball world.
“I want to be the best player in the world again,” Stewart said this week, via The Athletic. “At first, it was all about the get back. I’ve done so much, but I can do so much more. That’s what’s motivating me. When I’m out on the court, I want to dominate. My skill set allows me to do a lot of things.”
Stewart, while playing with Dynamo Kursk in the EuroLeague championship game, landed on Brittney Griner’s foot near the end of the first half and went crashing to the floor, immediately grabbing her right ankle in pain. Stewart confirmed the ruptured Achilles tendon days later and quickly underwent surgery — which forced her to miss the entire 2019 WNBA season.
While none of her rehab was easy, Stewart said the first few months were the roughest.
The thing she missed the most was simply the ability to walk.
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