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Lakes basketball player recovering after court collision

Updated: March 20, 2013 3:11AM

A female basketball player from Lakes High School who was flown to the hospital by helicopter after a collision Tuesday night in a game against Antioch High School is at home recovering.

According to Lakes High School Athletic Director Troy Parola, the freshman collided with another player at the Antioch High School gymnasium Tuesday night during the game and went to the floor. She stumbled when she tried to get up and sat down again.

The Antioch Rescue Squad was called and paramedics decided on transporting the player by helicopter to an undisclosed hospital. The Antioch Fire Department set up the landing zone around 6:40 p.m. in the parking lot of the high school.

Parola declined to identify the player, but said Friday she is home and resting.

“She is at home and going to be fine,” he said.

The Lake Villa school’s policy for possible concussions include being released by a physician. Once symptom-free, the player is allowed to join the team, but physical activity is not allowed.

After 24 hours with no symptoms, the player can do light aerobic activity. If symptom-free, the athlete can then do training exercises like running for soccer under the supervision of a trainer.

If still symptom-free, the athlete can then join full contact practices, said Parola.

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