Gray-Lawson leaves on stretcher after neck injury
Cal leading scorer Alexis Gray-Lawson was taken to a hospital
for precautionary tests after injuring her neck with five minutes
left during Cal’s 64-44 loss to No. 2 Stanford in the Pac-10
Conference tournament semifinals on Saturday.
Gray-Lawson, landed backwards and hit her head on the court
after her shot was blocked by Michelle Harrison. The senior and
three-time first-team All-Pac 10 selection lay motionless on the
court for about 15 minutes before being taken away. She injured her
Cal coach Joanne Boyle said Gray-Lawson was alert before leaving
for the hospital.
“They took her over to the hospital, more I think for
precautionary reasons,” Boyle said. “When we were out there, she
was talking and moving. She was talking not a lot, but she made eye
contact. Just her neck was sore.”
Boyle visited Gray-Lawson right after the game and characterized
her as being in good spirits, laughing and joking, and was holding
normal conversation with her coach and family members.
She remained in the hospital as the Bears flew back to the Bay
Gray-Lawson, who was averaging 17.9 points coming into the game
for the Bears (18-13), was held to just four on 2-for-10