No. 7 Louisville women lose G Slaughter for season

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 6, 2013 at 2:23 pm •  Published: December 6, 2013
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville starting guard Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after she was diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.

Doctors determined the senior had a cardiac event when she collapsed while on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory against Missouri State, coach Jeff Walz said at a news conference Friday. The clot was discovered during several days of testing to find out what caused the event.

"We're very fortunate this was discovered through testing," Walz said.

Slaughter will immediately begin taking blood thinners. The treatments typically last six to seven months, and competition is prohibited.

"She's disappointed, of course," Walz said. "I'm not sure really it's sunk in yet. We just found out about it last night and sat down with the doctors.

"We're not even discussing her basketball (career) at this point in time. We're more concerned about her health in general and trying to find out why this happened Tuesday night."

Slaughter could be released from the hospital Friday and is expected to see a cardiologist.

The 6-foot-1 Louisville native scored the game's first basket in the No. 7 Cardinals' 91-49 victory. But after leaving the game with 17:13 left in the first half, she suddenly collapsed.



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