LUBBOCK, TX – Texas Tech head women's basketball coach Kristy Curry has announced Monday that sophomore center Kaylan Talley will be unable to continue her playing career due to chronic knee problems.
"Kaylan was a big part of our plans on our front line the past three seasons," said Curry. "She has done everything in her power along with our medical staff to get back to the court, but her body will just not allow her to do so. We support their decision and she will continue to be part of the team until she finishes her academic goals."
The Waco, Texas, native Talley came to Tech in the summer of 2007 after playing her freshman season at Clarendon College. Prior to the start of the season, Talley tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee and sat out the 2007-08 year. Then prior to the 2008-09 season, the 6-5 center tore the ACL in her left knee causing her to miss that entire season. This season, Talley had knee surgery on the left knee again and has been in rehabilitation and has not seen any playing time.
Talley will continue her education at Texas Tech and remain part of the Lady Raider basketball program.