Further medical examination needed for Moss

Lady Vols freshman guard Lindsey Moss will need further medical examination to determine whether or not her nose is broken, according to Jenny Moshak, assistant athletics director for sports medicine.

Moshak said Tuesday after practice that an X-ray and a CT scan yielded different results so Lindsey Moss will need to see a specialist to sort it out.

"We're not quite sure yet because the X-ray was read as a fracture; however we got a CT scan, and it was read as negative," Moshak said. "Now what has to happen is both of these tests, the X-ray and the CT scan, need to go to Dr. Baker for her evaluation, and then she will be probably seeing Lindsey Friday when we get back."

Dr. Leslie Baker is an ear, nose and throat specialist.

The Lady Vols will leave Wednesday after classes for Nashville. Tennessee plays Vanderbilt on Thursday evening at Memorial Gym at 8 p.m.

Moss practiced Monday and Tuesday with the team and will continue to play with a protective splint. She has not missed any practice time since sustaining the injury Sunday when she collided with the shoulder of a Mississippi State player during an on-the-floor scramble for a loose ball.

"We're not changing our course of action," Moshak said. "We just don't have a definitive diagnosis at this point."

Once the diagnosis is final it will be determined if Moss needs surgery. If she does, a decision will be made about whether to have it now or after the season, depending on the nature of the possible break.

The rest of the team has some "bumps and bruises," Moshak said, but otherwise everyone is healthy.

A very bright spot of Tuesday's evening practice was the play of junior Dominique Redding, who was in coach Pat Summitt's doghouse after her play at Mississippi State. On Tuesday Redding was vocal, made crisp passes, played defense and knocked down shots.

"I never know what I'm going to get," Summitt said. "She did (have a good practice). That's what you expect. Good, bad, good, bad. I expect better. I never know until I get in a game. I know what I'm going to get from everybody else pretty much on our team. Maybe not Lindsey, but that's because Lindsey's a freshman. Dom's a junior. It's time to know."

Tuesday's practice consisted of game preparation for Vandy with attention given to specific offensive sets and defensive schemes.

The specific game preparation for the Commodores actually began Monday.

"They run so many sets that we felt we needed two days," Summitt said.


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