Summitt 'optimistic' that Parker will return
Updated: November 18, 2004, 3:00 AM ETBy Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com
Candace Parker hasn't stepped on the court for Tennessee this preseason. She hasn't participated in a single drill.And yet, with the start of 2004-05 quickly approaching and one exhibition game already in the books, coach Pat Summitt insists Parker is "ahead of schedule."
They might be super, but "six" is a stretch.
Tennessee's freshmen, dubbed the Super Six and touted as one of the best recruiting classes in the sport's history, haven't been in college that long. But they're already learning that injuries can be a big part of the game as three of the rookies are hobbled.
A look at some injury updates and Pat Summitt's prognosis on the rest of the Lady Vols: