Jordan Horston, a senior starter for Tennessee, is unable to overcome his injuries.
Beginning of the second quarter, the senior starter left the No. 4 Tennessee Lady Vols’ home debut game against UMass due to a left leg injury. A few spectators at Thompson-Boling were questioning the play’s no-call, but most of the audience was silent. For Tennessee, who lost senior Rae Burrell to a knee injury in the opening game of the 2021–22 season, the picture was all too familiar.
Sydney Taylor of UMass stepped in front of Horston as she drove on the baseline 30 seconds into the second quarter. After the collision, Horston fell and grabbed her left knee as she passed out.
Horston needed assistance getting off the floor and as she walked to the locker room, her left leg was completely immobile. After the intermission, she left the room.
Horston finished the first quarter with five points, three rebounds, and an assist in just eight minutes.
Horston had only appeared in two games for Tennessee since her left elbow was shattered and dislocated on February 17. Her junior year was over a month earlier due to the injury. Horston had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists in the Lady Vols’ opening-night contest at Ohio State on Tuesday.