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Whitney Knight just fine after injury scare in A-Sun semifinal

Whitney Knight just fine after injury scare in A-Sun semifinal
Whitney Knight dribbles down the court during Wednesday night's A-Sun semifinal game against Stetson. (EN Photo / Kelli Krebs)

FGCU guard Whitney Knight practiced fully at Thursday’s practice a day after struggling to finish the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship semifinal.

FGCU’s Assistant Director of Athletics Communication Jamie Church, who is assigned to the team, told Eagle News that Knight will “be fine moving forward.”

The A-Sun Player of the Year battled through what appeared to be an injury to the right elbow in Wednesday night’s game after coming down from an offensive rebound attempt in the third quarter. Knight came out before the fourth quarter began, returned with six minutes of play and again left after fouling out less than two minutes later.

In Wednesday night’s game, FGCU fans saw a glimpse of the same team that went eight games without Knight earlier this season, who still came away with a 61-48 win to advance to its fifth-consecutive conference championship game.

Knight is expected to be back in Sunday’s 2 p.m. A-Sun Championship game between Jacksonville and FGCU. With the win, FGCU will earn its fourth conference title and advance to make its fourth NCAA tournament appearance.

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Kelli Krebs

Kelli Krebs is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently the editor-in-chief at FGCU's campus newspaper, Eagle News. She majors in journalism and minoring in advanced procrastination and works throughout the area as a sports reporter and freelance photographer. When she's not behind a camera, Kelli can be found secretly jamming along to the "Grease" soundtrack in her car, quoting all of the dialogue from Fight Club, or watching Breaking Bad reruns (RIP W.W.). Fan of pre-Jameis Winston Florida State, college basketball, Red Sox Spring Training, and untorrented FC Barcelona games.

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