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Last updated 14:57 07/02/2013

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Opals star Lauren Jackson has confirmed she won't play in the upcoming Women's National Basketball Association season in the United States as she continues rehabilitation for a hamstring injury at home.

Following a recent post-operative review, Jackson is expected to make a full recovery.

However, as a result of the injury, she's been unable to take the court for the Canberra Capitals during the 2012/13 WNBL season.

Jackson's American club, the Seattle Storm, have announced she will sit the 2013 season out, but remain under contract to play in 2014.

"I'm so pleased with the medical view that I will make a full recovery, but I know I have to be patient and not rush the process," Jackson said in a statement on Thursday.

"My main and only focus at the moment is to get back to my physical best through fitness, strength and skills.

"After that, I'll look at my options and an on court plan that best suits me for the future as I want to play on for some time yet."

Despite sustaining her hamstring injury while playing with the Australian Opals in the Czech Republic last June, Jackson went on to play with the team during the Farewell Series in Melbourne and then the 2012 London Olympics, where the Opals took bronze.

After the Olympics, Jackson played with the Storm for the rest of the 2012 WNBA season, before returning to Canberra to assess the extent of her injury.

In the end her injury required surgery, which revealed several problems, later corrected by Dr David Young in Melbourne.

Jackson has started a light rehabilitation program and hopes to be running in the next few weeks.

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