Goodin-Rogers receiving ‘ongoing evaluation’

Freshman forward Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, who will miss this season after a pulmonary embolism was discovered early this week, is being treated with blood thinners for at least the next six months, a UK spokesman said.

The former Marion County standout will receive “ongoing evaluation throughout her treatment,” UK officials said when asked about her future.

Goodin-Rogers is on the sideline for practices and UK Coach Matthew Mitchell said he expects “a range of emotions here early on.

“She’s trying to have a really positive attitude through this very difficult situation,” he said on Thursday. “You can imagine coming to play at Kentucky has been something she’s been looking forward to doing for so long, and to work so hard during the summer and work harder than you’ve ever worked before, then you get right here to the beginning of the season and it’s taken away from you. It’s a very difficult set of circumstances for her.”

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Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at jsmith3@herald-leader.com.
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