October 16, 2007

Rush not upset about retunring for junior season

Brandon Rush never envisioned being a member of the University of Kansas men's basketball program for more than two years. However, an injury to his ACL forced the 6-foot-6, 210-pound guard from Kansas City, Mo., to return for his junior campaign. Rush met with the media on Friday and spoke about the status of his injury, his timeframe for a return to the court and his thoughts on the upcoming season. Jayhawk Slant was on hand and is here to provide you with the very latest update on Rush.

"I feel that rehab is going pretty good right now," said Rush. "I've got a session right after we do this media day stuff . The rehab session is going pretty good. I'm pretty much allowed to do everything. It's just more of me getting comfortable with what I'm doing.

"The next few weeks, probably the next five-to-six weeks, are pretty much crucial," he added. "I can't play in pickup games yet, but I can pretty much do everything else. I can cut and a lot of regular stuff. I can jump, but no contact."

According to Rush, who was recently named to the preseason All Big 12 first team, the rehab sessions consist mostly of individual work. At this stage of the rehab, the biggest adjustment for the former five-star prospect is learning to not hesitate.

Once Rush is able to get back out on the court, he wont have as much time to think as he done at this time. He has a free mind and is completely focused on rehab, which allows his mind to wonder.

Its going to take a little time, but once Rush returns, any and all hesitation on the court wont last long. The biggest adjustment for Rush might be getting back into game shape.

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