Since she can't be a player, Tennessee's Cierra Burdick is trying to be a good patient while she recovers from a fractured right hand.
"I'm taking vitamins," the sophomore forward said Tuesday. "I'm drinking milk, even though I don't like it. I'm drinking chocolate milk."
A check-up last Friday has Burdick on pace to return in early February. She's been out since suffering the injury on New Year's Eve. Burdick said that she was doing one-on-one defensive drills with former UT men's player Bobby Maze and got her ring and pinkie fingers caught in Maze's shirt as he was making a move. She suffered a fracture of the fourth metacarpal.
"It wasn't the smartest thing," she said. "I can't have body-on-body contact workouts, especially when it's not with my team. I was trying to get better but I do have to be smart and efficient with it."