Sidelined for 11 months, Kia Nurse is ready

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When a two-time Olympian and five-year WNBA veteran from Canada takes

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Court in Australia for Canada's inaugural FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup match against Serbia,

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This would be his first competitive basketball game in 11 months.

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Playing for the Phoenix Mercury and in the WNBA semifinals,

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The nurse had torn the ACL in her right leg about a year ago.

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As her season came to an end, she felt like she was starting a new chapter in her athletic career.

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According to him the next year was the toughest time in his professional life.

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On a conference call on Monday morning, which was Monday night for her, the nurse said,

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"For the past almost 11 months, my world has been looking a little different."

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