Taylor and Nesbitt Suffer Injuries

Oct. 21, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa head women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder has announced that sophomores Theairra Taylor and Trisha Nesbitt have suffered injuries during preseason practice. The announcement was made today by Bluder.

Taylor suffered a torn ACL and lateral meniscus in her left knee and is expected to miss the entire season due to the injury. This is Taylor’s third ACL injury in the last 20 months. The St. Paul, Minn., native originally tore her left ACL in the last game of her senior year of high school. Last year, she played in in 10 games with eight starts as a freshman at Iowa before tearing her right ACL against South Dakota State Dec. 22. Taylor also fractured her eye socket during preseason practices last year.

Nesbitt partially ruptured the plantar fascia in her right foot. A timeline for her return to practice has not yet been determined, but she will be sidelined for at least four weeks. Nesbitt played in all 34 games last season.

Iowa opens the season Nov. 7 with an exhibition against Concordia-St. Paul at 1 p.m.