Seattle Storm s Lauren Jackson waits to be photographed during the team s media day event, Friday, May 27, 2011, in Seattle. AP
The four-time Olympic medallist and WNBA star was sensationally included in the Opals line-up on Wednesday ahead of September’s women’s World Cup in Sydney, 25 years after first playing for Australia.
“I never expected to get to this point so every day I get past here is a blessing,” she told the Sydney Daily Telegraph. “I truly feel like one of the luckiest people in the world to be getting another shot after the way my career ended.
“There’s a little bit of apprehension,” she added.
“I’m definitely a little bit scared and excited but who knows what will happen with my body.”
Australia’s greatest women’s player retired in 2016 with a persistent knee injury after an almost 20-year career, during which she became the first non-American and the youngest…