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Notre Dame star suffers knee injury

Point guard Lili Thompson is down for the count currently with a knee injury after Notre Dame’s win over Wake Forest on Sunday. Her medical test results are expected to be determined on Tuesday. 

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

For Notre Dame point guard Lili Thompson, it’s been a rough start to the New Year.

Thompson injured her knee during the Irish’s victory at Wake Forest, 96-73. With only two minutes remaining in the third, Thompson went down on a layup attempt and immediately was clutching her knee. She did not return the rest of the game, and her knee injury, added yet another blemish to the injury-ridden roster.

Following her fall in the Atlantic Coast Conference match-up, Thompson was scheduled to undertake medical tests on her knee on Monday. According to Notre Dame spokesperson Josh Bates on Monday afternoon to the ND Insider, the results of her tests are not expected to be known until Tuesday.

Thompson is an unlucky injury for the Irish, as she is leading her No. 2 ranked team (13-1, 2-0) in both assists (4.6) and steals (1.6) per game while also averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 27.1 minutes an outing.

She additionally started the first six games this season under Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, but has usually been the first individual off the bench as Kathryn Westbeld returns to a starting role following her off-season ankle surgery.

Other current injured Irish include Brianna Turner, Mychal Johnson, and Mikayla Vaughn, who are all out for the season with anterior cruciate ligament injuries to their left knees. Upon results of Thompson’s medical test results, she could be the next Irish player added to this list.