Slaughter cleared to play for U of L

Antonita Slaugter

University of Louisville senior guard Antonita Slaughter has been cleared to play for the women's team, one month after collapsing on the bench during a game. She is expected to be dressed and could see action on Saturday for the Cardinals.

One month after collapsing on the bench during a game and later being diagnosed with a blood clot in her lung, University of Louisville senior guard Antonita Slaughter has been cleared to play the rest of the season.

Slaugter, a graduate of Christian Academy, spent time at the Mayo Clinic getting tests run. The conclusion was the blood clot is no longer in her lung.

Her career would have been over because of the clot, which would have forced her to remain on blood thinners. But now she has a clean bill of health from the Mayo Clinic.

"After being away the last month, I realized how much I love the game of basketball," she said in a release. "I am grateful for the opportunity to return and being able to contribute to my team."

Slaughter was the fifth-leading scorer on the team at 9.3 points when she went down. She started 30 of 38 games for the Cardinals last season and is the team's most consistent three-point shooter.

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