Reports of the end of Antonita Slaughter’s basketball career were way premature.Antonita-Slaughter

She has been cleared to play for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team for the remainder of the season.

Slaughter was sidelined initially because a blood clot was found in one of her lungs. The most recent scans taken at the Mayo Clinic were clear and no further treatment is needed.

“I am excited about returning to the court,” said Slaughter. “After being away the last month, I realized how much I love the game of basketball. I am grateful for the opportunity to return and being able to contribute to my team. I am looking forward to competing with my team and picking up where we left off last year.”

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.