The bullet that took temporary residence just above Nicosia Henry's ankle isn't expected to do permanent damage.
She is already out of the hospital and lobbying to get back on the basketball court.
Henry, the former Bolingbrook forward and current Seton Hall freshman, was one of five people shot at an off-campus party in East Orange, N.J., early Saturday morning.
Jessica Moore, 19, did not survive the shooting. Two arrests have been made.
"To get a phone call like that and know that somebody lost their life our condolences go out to Jessica Moore's family," said Nate Henry, Nicosia's father. "That could have been anybody's child. Thank god that the doctors there did an incredible job.
"They got it cleaned out and expect a 100 percent recovery. She is working out right now, rehabbing the foot. (Seton Hall coach Anne Donovan) is telling her not to rush it just yet. But she's going to be back and dedicate her season to Jessica Moore and her family."
According to the Associated Press, police said 25-year-old Nicholas Welch was turned away from a private, off-campus party, returned with a gun and fired into a crowd of Seton Hall students and other partygoers.
Seton Hall did not make Nicosia Henry available for comment Wednesday night.
"Her outlook is great," Donovan said. "She's very fortunate. There's still a ways to go until she's back on the court."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times