Coach Pat Summitt said Spencer hyperextended the knee and then went down. Spencer was helped off the court to the locker room and didn't return to practice. Although she was assisted off the court, she was able to put weight on her right leg.
Summitt's initial reaction after practice was that "it didn't sound good to me." However, Thursday's diagnostic testing - including an MRI and Youman's examination - will determine the exact extent of the injury and how serious it is.
Tennessee has endured the worse season for knee injuries in 20 years. Freshmen Alex Fuller and Candace Parker are taking redshirt years because of preseason knee surgery. Fellow freshman Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood missed eight weeks in the beginning of the season because of a knee injury and remains out of practice with severe patella tendonitis. Her status is still listed as day-to-day.
In 1984-85, three Lady Vols suffered knee injuries in a single season - Shelia Collins, Valerie Freeman and Lisa Webb.