Mitchell: Thompson on the mend

Soon-to-be senior point guard Janee Thompson got word that the broken bone in her leg has fully healed and she can begin the next step in her return to action for UK, Matthew Mitchell said on Wednesday.

There is no specific timetable on when she will return, he added. The team comes back to campus for the eight-week summer session on June 10 and starts workouts the week after that.

“We’ll take it real slow,” Mitchell said. “I know she’s chomping at the bit to get back out there. She’s very excited to have this part of her rehabilitation behind her. She’s very excited the bone healed.”

Thompson broke her left fibula on Jan. 11 during a nationally televised game at South Carolina while scrambling for a loose ball. The Chicago native had surgery the next day at Kentucky.

The 5-foot-7 guard had started 50 of 86 career games, including 31 in a row before the injury.

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