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Imac cheerleader recovering from concussion at Tonganoxie invite

February 2, 2005

An injury couldn't keep Immaculata cheerleader Jean Trotter away from the Immaculata High gymnasium.

Trotter spent a week recovering at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., after being injured Jan. 22 during a routine at the Tonganoxie Invitational basketball tournament.

Immaculata athletics director Pat Moran said Monday that Trotter returned home Saturday. She also planned to attend Monday's basketball games in Leavenworth against Troy.

"Right now everything is fine," Moran said.

Trotter, a junior at Immaculata, was performing with her squad

Trotter, who was at the base of an aerial routine, was kicked in the head when the top cheerleader came down. Trotter then banged heads with another cheerleader and then fell to the floor. She was the only cheerleader injured during the stunt. The junior suffered a severe concussion and was listed in fair condition at the hospital last week.

Although she experienced some seizures, which is a common occurrence after a person suffers a concussion, several tests were shown to be negative.

Moran said Trotter still is experiencing headaches, but she's now taking over-the-counter medicine for pain relief.

"Everything, thank God, turned out to be OK," Moran said.

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