TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WATE) – Lady Vols guard Diamond DeShields had to be taken off the court in a stretcher due to an apparent head injury at Thursday night’s game against Alabama.
The Lady Vols tweeted that DeShields was taken to the hospital as a precaution. DeShields’ head apparently hit someone’s thigh and snapped back. She was moving her extremities when she was taken off in the stretcher.
Coach Holly Warlick said in a sideline interview she expects DeShields will be okay.
DeShields was cleared to fly home with the team and will receive further evaluation from UT team physicians on Friday.
The Lady Vols lost the game to the Crimson Tide 65-57.