Keith Barnes profiles the East Xtra Female Athlete of the Year, Greensburg Salem's Claire Oberdorf.
"Claire Oberdorf had to sit on the sideline for most of her junior year as she recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament she incurred while playing AAU basketball in the summer of 2013.
"I was just driving down the lane and I just tried to jump-stop in front of a big girl," Oberdorf said. "The next thing I knew I was on the ground."
What came next was surgery and an intensive rehabilitation stint that got this Greensburg Salem standout ready to play both basketball and softball for the Golden Lions that year.
"Honestly, I thought that it wasn't as bad as I expected," Oberdorf said. "My surgeon and my physical therapist both pushed me to get better as soon as I could and, honestly, the recovery wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.""