Antonita Slaughter out for the season with blood clot in lung

Louisville senior Antonita Slaughter, who collapsed during the team’s game Tuesday, will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a blood clot of the lung:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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 or 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.”

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