Baylor women's basketball forward Lauren Cox will not require surgery after suffering an apparent major knee injury in the national championship game on Sunday.
Cox was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise following evaluations by Dr. Brad Gilliam at Southwest Sports Medicine after the game. There is no timetable for a return at this point, but she should be ready to go well in advance of the 2019-20 season.
The junior from Flower Mound went down with a scary-looking injury in the second half of the national title game. The Lady Bears saw a 12-point lead dissipate to nothing, but managed to make just enough plays to pull off an 82-81 win for their third national championship. Cox was named to the All-Tournament Team for her standout defensive performance.