Long road back

Published 3:33 am Wednesday, January 17, 2007

By BY BRUCE HIXON – sports editor
It was a kind of soreness Terri Lynne Peacock had not experienced in a long time, but it was a pain that was welcomed.
The Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks and former T.R. Miller Lady Tigers catcher took another step in her athletic comeback when she participated in the squad's first sprin practice last week.
Peacock's playing days were feared over when the bone in her right ankle was shattered in a car accident last May that left her hospitalized for nearly a week.
Peacock had signed with JDCC only a few weeks earlier. Peacock had been a fixture behind the plate in a five-season career at T.R. Miller that began while she was in the eighth grade.
She was a Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State selection in 2005 and caught virtually every inning her last three years of high school competition.
Last spring she hit .432, second best on the team, with four homeruns.
Peacock had to wear a walking boot throughout JDCC's fall season, but still took part in team functions.
Peacock said the support she received from her teammates has been a big part of her recovery process.
While the walking boot limited Peacock to a spectator's role for most of JDCC's fall activities, she was involved in some physical work.
Peacock is not sure how much, if any, she will be able to contribute to the Lady Warhawks this spring.
If Peacock has to sit out this spring, she will not lose the year of eligibility.
Nims does not have a timetable for a possible return to game action for Peacock.
Peacock admits coming back is a challenging process.
Peacock said she does not want her comeback to get in the way of team success.

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