Mosqueda-Lewis Talks About Her Health

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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.”

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6 thoughts on “Mosqueda-Lewis Talks About Her Health

  1. village Idiot

    Concussions are now understood better than two years and more ago. They are dangerous. I am wondering if it still isn’t too early for her return. Truly, only time will tell–no real test yet for long time effects of concussions. They only know if you’ve had a few, that past age 50 your chances of having “mental” problems are enhanced.
    The Pizza comment was that supposed to be funny??
    It is still my OPINION (and everyone has one) is that KML is a better BASKETBALL player than Maya was at the same point in her career. Again, only time will tell.

  2. HGN

    Put her out there and see what happens……..Especially after she gets bumped in the lane a few times. Bring her to the bench , sit her down , and ask her how she feels. Its the only way to see if she has recovered. Practice is one thing , but game speed action is something different. Lets all hope and pray for her good health going into this game.

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