LCSC's Stohr to miss at least six weeks with MCL sprain
Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball player Jasmine Stohr will miss an estimated 6-10 weeks with a knee injury, officials from the LCSC athletic department announced on Friday afternoon.
The senior from Yakima, Wash., sprained the medial collateral ligament in her left knee about two minutes into the second half when she was fouled by a Rocky Mountain College defender on a fast-break play underneath the basket on Thursday.
An MRI taken Friday revealed a sprain which could sideline Stohr for the remainder of the regular season and will probably force the 6-foot guard to wear a knee brace for any games that she does play in. The injury does not require surgery, but will take time and therapy to fully heal.
Because of the broad timeline it is unclear of how Stohr will fit into the team’s schedule down the stretch. If Stohr returns in six weeks, the optimistic timeline, she would be back just in time for the Frontier Conference Tournament. If the more conservative estimates hold true, then she may return nearer to the start of the NAIA National Tournament on March 14.
Whatever the timeline, the Warriors will have a big hole to fill for the remainder of the regular season as they lose a player who is averaging a conference-leading 19.9 points per game. Stohr is currently ranked second in the NAIA in total scoring (358 points), fourth in points per game, and 18th in total steals (43).
With the loss of sophomore Loree Hill to an ACL injury earlier this year, LCSC, currently 16-2 and ranked No. 6 in the NAIA, now has just eight players on its active roster.