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Wednesday Headlines: Tionna Herron Edition

Herron is out indefinitely.

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The Kentucky women's basketball team will be without one of their star freshman when the season begins in late December. Tionna Herron, a four star recruit ranked 63rd overall in her class, had open heart surgery to correct a congenital heart defect called Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Right Coronary Artery.

Herron took to Twitter to announce her surgery and showed a lot of pride when voicing her commitment to a full recovery so she can return to the basketball court with her team.

When she rejoins the team, Herron is in line for a major role with the Wildcats. She’s currently the tallest player on the team (6’4) and has a dynamic skillset for a player of her height.

No one really knows when Herron will be able to rejoin the team. All that matters is she experiences a full recovery and gets back to 100% so she can return to the game she loves.

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