Virginia Tech trainer Kenny Brooks fights again tears speaking harm to 2-time ACC POY Elizabeth Kitley: ‘We are praying for her’

Virginia Tech trainer Kenny Brooks fights again tears speaking harm to 2-time ACC POY Elizabeth Kitley: ‘We are praying for her’

Elizabeth Kitley, seen here on Sunday against Virginia before leaving with an apparent leg injury. (Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Kitley, noticed right here on Sunday in opposition to Virginia sooner than leaving with an obvious leg harm. (Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Pictures)

Virginia Tech’s All-The us middle Elizabeth Kitley left Sunday’s season finale in opposition to Virginia with an obvious knee harm and didn’t go back in a doubtlessly devastating blow to the country’s No. 5 crew forward of the NCAA match.

Kitley felt to the ground after creating a fast-break layup and clutched her left knee in ache with 6:05 closing within the 3rd quarter. She perceived to maintain the harm with out touch whilst touchdown after the shot. She was once ready to stroll off the ground with the assistance of running shoes, however didn’t go back to the sport.

After the 80-75 Virginia win, Virginia Tech head trainer Kenny Brooks fought again tears whilst discussing the harm. He did not be offering main points in regards to the nature and severity the harm.

“I’m going to be very fair with you,” Brooks stated. “I do not know Kitley’s standing. And to be fair with you, that is the place my thoughts is. What I will let you know is hard-fought sport, super environment for ladies’s basketball, so I am pleased with that.

“However past that, I’m going to be very fair, my thoughts is elsewhere.”

Rather then confirming that it was once a lower-body harm, Brooks then declined once more to expound on her standing when pressed for main points.

“I am not gonna be capable to provide you with guys anything else out of recognize for her. However it is not a concussion. It is decrease extremities. …

“We are praying for her. My thoughts is there. To take a look at to provide you with guys some perception on the place she is, what is going on — I do know you guys have were given papers to jot down. I recognize the hell out of that. However I recognize her extra. I simply do not know but.

Kitley is a two-time Related Press All-American and the reigning two-time ACC Participant of the Yr. A fifth-year middle, she’s averaged 22.9 issues, 11.5 rebounds and two blocks this season whilst taking pictures 55% from the ground. She’s a possible first-round pick out within the upcoming WNBA draft.

The Hokies secured the ACC regular-season name in spite of Sunday’s loss with a 14-4 convention document. They’re going to be the No. 1 seed on the ACC match and have been in competition for a No. 1 seed within the NCAA match previous to Kitley’s harm. Her standing transferring ahead will resolve Virginia Tech’s viability as a countrywide name contender.