Hawaii opened its first practice this morning without Nikki Taylor fully participating.
She hyper-extended her right elbow twice in the past few weeks, second time has her sidelined indefinitely.
No real timetable for her complete return. She has spoken to all 4 of the UH doctors and there is no consensus. She is cleared to practice and workout as long as it doesn’t involve her right arm.
During drills this morning, she was able to run and do the agility stuff but when the team came into do digging reps, she was on the sideline, working with the trainer on some exercises. And using a stimulator.
It does change things, obviously, for preseason and how they’ll work her into the offense when she is available.
Coaches say it will allow them to develop depth.
At the moment, team is doing dig reps. they aren’t going to do position work today.
concentrating on stance.
Shoji very involved with correcting technique.
There was a little work by Ah Mow-Santos with the two setters, using the special net to set into. (looks like a very long butterfly net). Used for accuracy. They were also videotaping it and Ah Mow-Santos reviewed the tape with the setters. Pretty instant feedback.
And, no, Manu-Olevao is not practicing since it’s Sunday. 14 players available for full practice.