Oklahoma’s Whitney Hand cleared to play
Oklahoma sophomore guard Whitney Hand received a medical clearance to play after six months of rehabilitation from an ACL injury.
Hand suffered a tear in her right knee on Nov. 27, 2009 during a game against San Diego State.
"Whit, to no one’s surprise has been maniacally committed to her rehab,â€ said Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale. â€œShe has attacked it with the same passion and determination that she exhibits on the basketball court.â€
The knee was surgically repaired in December.
The 2009 Big 12 Freshman of the Year was averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range when her season came to an end.