Geno On Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Injury

by Categorized: Geno Auriemma, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, UConn women's basketball Date:

Here is what Geno Auriemma said about the condition of UConn junior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who suffered an unspecified right arm injury early in the second half of the Huskies; 76-57 win over No. 3 Stanford Monday at Gampel Pavilion.

We are going to keep evaluating her tonight and then tomorrow morning see how she responds. They really do not know anything right now. She landed on her palm on the floor and then when her arm bent and her elbow hit the floor…two separate things occurred that they are trying to figure out. We will know more after tomorrow morning.”

On seeing a player whom is typically healthy get injured:

“When I saw it, I could tell that her elbow had hit the floor. I didn’t see what happened before that. I think we have all been there sometime…it hurts. Kaleena is not one to be injured. From my standpoint, we are playing with our fingers crossed and going forward with the rest of the season. Anything that we see that looks like that, obviously, is disheartening a little bit.”

Back to me, now…

It is far too early to tell what the long-term prognosis is for Mosqueda-Lewis. But if seems prudent – and Geno alluded to this – that at the very least she would not play Friday at Maryland or Sunday at Penn State.

If she is seriously injured, the next and most important decision will be whether to end her season and encourage her consider a redshirt season for 2015-16.

But that is very premature. We hope to know more Tuesday


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