I remember telling you back in the Virgin Islands that moments after the end of the UConn-Purdue game I saw Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis strolling down the hallway eating pizza, talking on the cellphone without a care in the world. This was about 30 minutes after her head crashed into the floor after taking an elbow to the chin from a Purdue post player.
I figured at the time that she was OK. I was wrong.
“I was out of it at the time. My mom called me, asking me if I was OK after Mrs. Dolson texted her,” KML said. “I said, ‘Mom, I’m fine, I have to go. But she was worried about me, I know.”
An hour later, UConn said she’d sustained a concussion which would keep her out of last week’s 70-point win over Colgate.
But KML is feeling better and will resume her role as a starter Monday against Maryland at the XL Center.
“I don’t even remember what happened, other than my head hurt and my neck was sore,” KML said Sunday. “I watched the film and as I was falling to the court I got nailed by her [Purdue's Taylor Manuel] shoulder and my neck just swiveled really hard and I hit her knee on the way down. I had no idea who it was, but after watching it, I could see how someone could get hurt.
“I had headaches, my neck was sore, but it got better day by day. Everything is good now.”