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Capitals hoping Jackson makes it for home game

The Canberra Capitals remain hopeful next week's first home game of the season against Bulleen will double as the WNBL return of Lauren Jackson.

But the star centre remains no certainty to suit up in the grudge match against the Boomers as she recovers from niggling injuries.

Jackson did not board the plane to Queensland for the Capitals' double header this weekend, which concludes in Logan tonight.

She underwent a series of medical tests on niggling injuries yesterday with the AIS and the Capitals' medical staff.

Canberra expects to be informed of the findings early next week, when it will determine the best approach to helping Jackson regain full fitness.

The 31-year-old has played virtually non-stop for a year, beginning with a stint in Spain with Ros Casares, followed by the Olympics and WNBA's Seattle Storm.

Jackson is due to begin a lucrative contract with Canberra this season, where she will play three of the next four WNBL campaigns on a deal worth about $1 million.

''She's seen the AIS doctors and our medico Doctor [David] Hughes, I'm just waiting to hear a report back, which I'm expecting Monday,'' Basketball ACT chief executive Tony Jackson said yesterday. ''We were always working towards her playing the first home game, that was always the target and we really didn't expect her back ready for this weekend. The fact she got back three or four days early was just beneficial for her so she could rest a bit longer.''