It has been a quiet fall for United States women’s hockey forward Amanda Kessel, who is the reigning NCAA Player of the Year, due to a lower body injury that she has been dealing with. Kessel has not suited up for the team in the recent months, but it looks like you should not be concerned about her availability for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
U.S.A. coach Katey Stone recently said that Kessel will “absolutely” be fully healthy by the time Team USA takes the ice in February, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Kessel has been spending time in Boston to work on getting her feet back under her.
“She’s got better resources right now [in Boston], and that’s why she’s there,” Stone said. “She’s doing great. She’s coming along well.”
The final 21 women Team USA roster will be named on New Year’s Day, so Kessel will find out if she makes the cut then, but all signs point towards her being able to join the team and help lead them on their quest to a gold medal.