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Oct. 22, 2020

Cook determined to write her own ending

Michigan State women's basketball player Mardrekia Cook knew her gut feeling was not good. Last February, Cook was practicing when she felt a sharp pain in her right leg and foot, and she immediately thought something was wrong — again.

She had already torn her right ACL during her sophomore season and resumed her collegiate career after surgery and months of rehab.

This time, this pain indicated the injury was more serious: Cook tore her Achilles tendon. 

Time for more surgery. Time for more rehab for an injury that can take a year to heal. 

Yet another time to try to come back one more time to basketball.

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