Fri December 6, 2013
U of L Player Who Collapsed Diagnosed With Blood Clot
University of Louisville basketball player Antonita Slaughter will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung.
Coach Jeff Walz says doctors determined the senior had a cardiac event when she collapsed while on the bench early in Tuesday night's victory against Missouri State. The clot was discovered during hospital testing.
Slaughter will immediately begin taking blood thinners that will end her season. Walz says "we're very fortunate this was discovered through testing."
The 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.