Kansas City Roos player suffers injury after scary collision


Lane Mayo

With eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, Kansas City Roos Junior Guard Sanaa’ St. Andre collided with Denver Pioneers Sophomore Mary Wilson during a chaotic free-throw rebound attempt.


Wilson managed to return to her feet and checked back into the game a few minutes later. However, St. Andre was not as fortunate, as she was seen clutching the front of her head, wallowing in pain on the court for minutes on end. 


Roos head coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett and the Roos medical staff immediately jumped in and checked in on the star guard. 


She was soon assisted to the sidelines, where she underwent an assessment for a possible concussion.


Fans watched a visibly shaken-up St. Andre on the bench. Sideline reporter Marissa Leggio watched the medical staff working on her while being visibly incoherent. On the video broadcast of the game, staff members could be seen shielding her eyes from the light within the arena.


After the game, every Pioneer player and coach approached St. Andre to check on her. She was then carried off the court to the locker room by her teammates to be further evaluated. 


Coach Jackson-Durrett mentioned during her postgame press conference that she was unsure of the status of St. Andre when speaking with the media.


“I’m not sure yet. I haven’t been in the training room. I just spoke to my team quickly and came in here, so I’ll check on her afterward.”


We at RooNews wish the fellow Roo a speedy recovery. 


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