Lady Vol basketball player out with concussion

Tennessee Lady Vol freshman Sybil Dosty sustained a concussion in practice Thursday evening and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, according to Jenny Moshak, assistant athletic director of sports medicine. <p> Dosty, a 6'3 center from Tuscon, Ariz., became dizzy during sprints as practice neared the end. She was evaluated on the sideline and then taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for further medical tests.

Moshak said late Thursday night that Dosty had sustained a concussion and would be reevaluated today by the Lady Vols team physician. The CAT scan and blood work done at UT Medical Center were all normal, and Dosty was able to return to her campus dormitory.

Dosty had completed two sets of sprints and was walking back downcourt when she complained of being lightheaded. She appeared somewhat disoriented, but she never lost consciousness. Dosty had taken a hit to the head - possibly an errant elbow from a practice player - during drills immediately preceding the sprints.

Dosty's status for the exhibition game Sunday remains up in the air as she will be evaluated day-to-day, Moshak said.

"She's doing a whole lot better," Moshak said. "But we're not going to take any chances."


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