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December 4, 2013

Collapsed Louisville player still in the hospital

Louisville women's basketball player Antonita Slaughter collapsed on the bench during the first few minutes of Louisville's game against Missouri State Tuesday night. Slaughter remains in the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.

The University of Louisville released the following statement at 2:46 p.m.:

Antonita Slaughter is still in the hospital undergoing tests today and tomorrow to determine what caused last night's episode. She is alert, in good spirits and surrounded by her family. We hope to have testing completed by early Thursday. Once we have results and a diagnosis, we will be holding a press conference to update everyone on Nita's condition. At this time we ask that you respect the family's privacy.

Slaughter, who was convulsing and unresponsive during the incident according to coach Jeff Walz, was able to recover enough to speak with medical personnel within the hour after the episode.

Later Tuesday night, Slaughter texted her teammates, telling them she will be OK. Here is her message to teammate Tia Gibbs:




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