Kelsey Griffin knows a thing or two about pain. Busted hamstrings, ankles, shoulders and toes in the two years since joining the Canberra Capitals.
Nothing was going to stop her helping the Capitals winning back to back titles, not even playing the semi-final and grand final series' with a damaged AC joint that needed surgery.
The Olympic Games were next on her hit list. The plan was to have an operation, spend six weeks in a sling and then prove she was ready for a trip to Tokyo.
But it turns out Griffin can be stopped. It just took a worldwide pandemic to slow her down, but the silver lining to the coronavirus-forced break is that it could extend the 32-year-old's career.
"We decided to pull the trigger and now it turns out I've got a lot of time to recover," Griffin laughs.
"We made the decision to have surgery to try to get back for the Olympics. I was just looking at it logistically and with the way [coronavirus] was spreading ... I thought the Olympic would get pushed back.
"In the end we don't have to work to that timeline of trying to get back that quickly. "
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Griffin is Canberra's four-time WNBL champion, a three-time grand final most valuable player and a three-time all star.
She has been the driving force behind the club's resurrection as a championship contender, leading the Capitals to championships in the two seasons she has played.
But years of injury setbacks, rehabilitation and games have taken their toll, which is why being told to isolate and limited training duties is actually a good thing.
There's no pressure to rush back on to the court with basketball competitions shut down around the world and the Olympics postponed until 2021.
Griffin will of course do her rehabilitation diligently, like she always has.
But there's more time to spend with wife Erin and to contemplate her long-term future in the sport.
Would she have played in the WNBL again next season had she achieved her Olympic goal? Maybe not.
The fact the Games have been cancelled this year gives Griffin extra motivation to play on again for the 2020-21 campaign, although she's yet to decide if that will be with the Capitals or somewhere else.
The WNBL has postponed its free agency period until May 1 and there will be several teams, including Canberra, lining up to hear about Griffin's plans.
"I couldn't believe there was another injury. I was looking forward to just training in the off-season and going from strength to strength," Griffin said.
"When I pulled up sore after the first game of the semi-final series I had a niggle in the back of my mind because normally [the pain] doesn't last for a few days.
"I think this time [with coronavirus] is a really important time, a chance to figure out what's important to you. I've found it a great chance to connect with people.
"Unfortunately it's taken such a horrible thing to happen to slow down and really think about things.
"Coming into last season I was worn out because I with rehab, I didn't get a break. Mentally this is going to be really, really good for me ... a great time for reflection.
"As far as next season, I have no idea. I've loved my time with the Capitals and I hope it works out, but at this time it's hard to even see a WNBL going ahead unless everything gets under control.
"Sport is a great thing and I've been very fortunate to have played for as long as I have, and at this point sport is a luxury which I understand. There are bigger things to be worried about than sport at the moment. I'll be patient and see what comes out of all of this."
The chance to play three-on-three has give added incentive to get back stronger than ever. Griffin was initially reluctant to commit to the new Olympic event because she didn't want to take a chance away from another player.
But when the coaches reached out and told her the team had not qualified, she accepted the invitation.
"I was trying to figure out for myself why am I still playing? Not that I've done everything, but I felt fortunate," Griffin said. "I needed to talk with Erin about why we were still doing this. Then three-on-three happened ... I really enjoyed it. That's a motivating factor, and being challenged to do something new. That's the carrot moving forward."