Injured Notre Dame G Lili Thompson undergoes medical tests on her knee
Notre Dame point guard Lili Thompson was scheduled to undergo medical tests on her knee Monday afternoon after being injured during the team’s 96-73 women’s basketball win Sunday at Wake Forest.
Results of those tests were not expected to be known until Tuesday, Notre Dame spokesperson Josh Bates said Monday.
Thompson went down on a layup attempt with two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Sunday’s Atlantic Coast Conference game and proceeded to clutch her knee.
She did not return to the game for the already injury-besieged Irish.
A graduate transfer from Stanford, Thompson is leading No. 2-ranked Notre Dame (13-1, 2-0) in assists (4.6) and steals (1.6) per game. She’s also averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 27.1 minutes an outing.
A two-time All-Pac-12 selection before opting not to play for the Cardinal in 2016-17, Thompson started the first six games this season for coach Muffet McGraw’s Irish, but has typically been the first individual off the bench in the last eight with Kathryn Westbeld returning to a starting role after offseason ankle surgery.
Including Thompson, ND has been playing with just eight available scholarship players.
Brianna Turner, Mychal Johnson and Mikayla Vaughn are all out for the season with anterior cruciate ligament injuries to their left knees. Turner was injured last March during the NCAA Tournament, Johnson just before the start of this season and Vaughn during a Nov. 28 practice.