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UConn star Mosqueda-Lewis injures elbow
Storrs, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - The No. 1 Connecticut Huskies rolled over the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal on Monday, but the victory may have been costly.
All-American forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who led the Huskies with 17.6 points per game during last season's title run, injured her elbow early in the second half going after a rebound.
Mosqueda-Lewis got tied up with Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike under the basket and fell forward. She shrieked in pain upon hitting the floor and Gampel Pavilion fell silent as she was helped into the locker room.
There was no immediate update after the game regarding the injury, but UConn head coach Geno Auriemma seemed concerned in the postgame press conference.
"We are going to keep evaluating her tonight and then tomorrow morning see how she responds. They really do not know anything right now," said Auriemma. "She landed on her palm on the floor and then when her arm bent and her elbow hit the floor, two separate things occurred that [the doctors] are trying to figure out. We are playing with our fingers crossed and going forward with the rest of the season."
Mosqueda-Lewis, a junior, had nine points at the time of the injury.
11/11 23:15:49 ET