RUSTON, La. -- When the Louisiana Tech women begin practice
this Saturday, they will be without Trina Frierson.
Frierson will miss the first three weeks of practice while she
recovers from arthroscopic surgery to remove loose particles from
her left knee. Dr. Billy Bundrick performed the surgery last
"It's something I needed done and I accept it," Frierson said.
"I would rather get it done now then when it's time to play."
It is the same knee Frierson injured prior to the start of the
2000-01 season when she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in a
pickup game. That injury forced Frierson to miss an entire season.