There was some talk of retirement at the end of 2012, but she has
put that on hold as she tries to fully complete her rehabilitation.
Her outlook continues to be relentlessly positive though, something
that has helped her recovery so far and is likely to be a key factor
in whether she will eventually make it back onto the court and into
Team USA colours.
You never know what tomorrow will bring, I’m still healing from my
accident and I’m going to take this summer off,” said Sykora, who
also represented Texas A&M University in athletics and basketball.
I’m not going to use the word retired yet. I’m like 90 per cent
retired, but I’m not going to use the word retired until my body tells
me I am. I’m going to give it one more try and after this summer I’m
going to do some more training and see if I still have the ability to
play volleyball. And if I do, I will continue to play.
They say that I just need time. The issue I have is with my vision
which is bad, as is my tracking with my left eye and right, so when
something moves, they don’t move together. The doctors say I just
need time, so I’m just going to take some time and see how I go for
Now that my brain is with me
I can see that I wasn’t ready, but
when you talked to me during
that time, I thought I was ready