Gonzaga’s Laura Stockton goes down with left knee injury in third quarter against Saint Mary’s
LAS VEGAS – Laura Stockton went down with what appeared to be a severe knee injury in the third quarter and did not return to the floor during Gonzaga’s WCC Tournament semifinal game against Saint Mary’s Monday at the Orleans Arena.
Stockton, a senior point guard for Gonzaga, was driving into traffic when she lost the ball and fell hard on her left knee. Stockton laid on her back for almost five minutes before being helped off the floor and into the locker room.
The three-year GU starter wasn’t able to put any pressure on her left leg as she left the court and didn’t return to the Bulldogs’ bench for the remainder of the third quarter. Stockton received a loud ovation from the GU-heavy crowd when she finally came back to the bench with 4:27 to play in the game.
Father John Stockton, the GU and Utah Jazz legend, and mother Nada followed the Zags guard off the court minutes after the injury.
Laura had scored four points on 2-of-5 shoooting, had two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes against the Gaels.
This story is developing and will be updated.