Could Goodin-Rogers return like Louisville’s Slaughter?

In one of the most awful coincidences imaginable, both Kentucky and Louisville announced that they had lost players for season because of blood clots.

But last Friday after a second opinion at the famed Mayo Clinic, Louisville’s Antonita Slaughter, who collapsed during a game in December, was cleared to return to the floor for the Cardinals for the remainder of the season.

While the situations seem similar, Mitchell said UK freshman Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, who had a pulmonary embolism diagnosed before the season, will remain on the Cats’ bench for the rest of the season while on blood thinners to ward off any other potential clots.

He said it’s “hard to compare the two (situations) without the information.”

UK’s plan for Goodin-Rogers, a forward from Marion County, remains the same.

“She will not play this year,” Mitchell said. “We’re still on a medical plan of making sure she’s healthy long term and making sure she has a successful career here.”

About Jennifer Smith

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
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