Lady Vols’ DeShields taken off court on stretcher after apparent head injury

Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields (11) shoots over Mississippi State guard Blair Schaefer (1) during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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.

The Alabama Crimson Tide was leading 30 to 26 at halftime at Coleman Coliseum.

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