Friday, December 31, 2010

Delle Donne to see spine specialist, out indefinitely

Another update from the (Delaware) News Journal's Kevin Tresolini: it looks like Delaware will have to continue to do without star Elena Delle Donne for a while.

The university said today that Delle Donne has been referred to a spine specialist, whom she’ll see next week, to better diagnose and seek relief for the physical problem she said she began to experience in the Nov. 20 game at Yale.
Dr. Andrew Reisman, UD assistant athletic director/sports medicine, saw Delle Donne Wednesday and viewed results from a magnetic resonance imaging test performed Dec. 20. He said Delle Donne has been plagued by “deep muscle aches” in her arms and legs. UD offered no more specifics, pending further evaluation and lab work, and gave no timetable on a possible return.
Delle Donne said “nothing has been diagnosed,” but said something is causing nerve problems in her cervical spine (neck region). She has begun rehabilitation in UD’s physical therapy department and said possible treatments include cortisone or epidural injections.

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