Jordan Horston, a Tennessee guard, left Thursday night’s 74-65 victory over UMass due to injury and never came back.
As they get ready to play Indiana on Monday, the Lady Vols issued a statement on Horston’s condition on Friday.
Early in the second quarter of Thursday night’s game against UMass, senior guard Jordan Horston experienced a left lower extremity injury and was unable to continue playing, according to a statement from Tennessee. Her status is described as day-to-day after an evaluation.
Horston, who averaged 16.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game last season, was chosen for the First Team Preseason All-SEC. Due to an injury, the senior missed the final six games of the 2021–22 campaign.
Horston wanted to play for the Lady Vols during their journey to the Sweet 16 of the nCAA Tournament, but he was unable to do so.
Injuries affected the Lady Vols last season on a consistent basis. When Rae Burrell was injured in the first half of the season opener, it signaled the beginning of a difficult season for Tennessee due to injuries. In addition to effective backup forward Keyen Green suffering a season-ending injury, starters Horston, Burrell, and Tamari Key also missed time due to injury.
With Horston’s injury, Tennessee seems to have escaped the worst, and they hope that it doesn’t turn into a recurring issue this season.