But Stark Returns To Lobo Practice
Vaughn Out With Third ConcussionBy Ken SickengerJournal Staff Writer
Every break the UNM women’s basketball team gets this season seems to require an X-ray.
The 2011-12 hospital march continues this week with Deeva Vaughn making the latest visit. The junior post suffered her third concussion of the season at practice over the weekend and is out of the lineup indefinitely.
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“It’s going to be a while,” Lobo coach Yvonne Sanchez said. “It concerns me because Deeva seems to be getting more susceptible to (concussions), and this is not something you can take chances with. There’s a whole protocol she has to go through now, and that’s good. We need to find out what’s really going on and make sure Deeva’s fully healthy.”
Vaughn already has missed five games this season since suffering her initial concussion in a Nov. 25 game against Morehead State. Her second incident came during a mid-December practice.
Since returning to the lineup at Arizona, Vaughn had begun playing her best basketball. She averaged 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in UNM’s last three games, starting the final two.