Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis said Thursday she has been cleared to resume one-on-one workouts beginning Monday. And that should clear the way for her return after being out since Nov. 11 with a nerve injury in her elbow.
And Morgan Tuck said she’s also been cleared to practice next week.
“I assume that [the workout with assistant Shea Ralph] will go well and I will be able to practice next week,” Mosqueda-Lewis said. “I got a new brace [Thursday] and I have been shooting and it feels a lot better.”
There is no timetable for the return of either player, so its not known if they will be available for No. 2 Duke on Dec. 17 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
“I’ll be happy to have her back on the floor,” Auriemma said of Mosqueda-Lewis, the All-American who injured her right elbow falling to the floor in the second half of the Stanford win. “That’s the first step. Gaining trust in the elbow is the next step.
And Tuck, who had scheduled arthroscopic surgery on her knee Nov. 12, says she’s been cleared, as well.
“I should be able to practice next week,” Tuck said. “That should put me at about four weeks [since] surgery and they [the doctors] did say it would be able four-top-six weeks.”
“At some point next week, there’s a good chance we can get them both out there doing something,” Auriemma said. “Both of them are almost on a similar timetable. Rosemary [Ragle, the athletic trainer] has her fingers crossed we can get them both back at the same time.”
Mosqueda-Lewis says she shot for between 30 to 45 minutes Wednesday and made 79 percent of her open three-pointers from around the circle.
“I usually make between 85 and 90 percent,” Mosqueda-Lewis said.