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Matthew Mitchell thankful that Taylor Murray only has a bone bruise

Taylor Murray (Vicky Graff Photo)

Kentucky guard Taylor Murray took a nasty spill at the end of the first half of Kentucky’s win at Tennessee Thursday and did not play the second half. However, it doesn’t seem like the injury is as bad as it might have looked and she’s listed day to day as UK prepares to host Mississippi Sunday afternoon.

“It’s a patellar bone bruise, so she is day-to-day. No ligament damage, everything is intact. So, that’s a real blessing for our basketball team,” coach Matthew Mitchell said Friday. “We are thankful for that.

“She will get moving today and then it is literally day-to-day – how does she feel tomorrow, how does she feel Sunday, and so on. That is what we’ll do.

“She is a tough, tough kid. She wants to win. We would not be the team that we are right now without Taylor Murray, so we have so much confidence in Courtney Jones and our medical team. They’ll do a great job and Taylor will do everything she needs to do, and we’ll continue to update daily on her progress.”

Mitchell explained a little bit more about the injury that happened when Murray was fouled as she attempted to score at the basket.

“She landed right down on the floor, was up in the air and she landed right down on that knee. That bone took the brunt of the impact, so it’s a bruise and we’re thankful that it is not ligaments,” Mitchell said.

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