WKU guard Alexis Govan not cleared to play after Monday’s latest X-ray

I’ve been in Glasgow for high school basketball tonight, but I wanted to pass along a quick update with the news the Western Kentucky women’s basketball team didn’t want to get today.

The program confirmed tonight that junior guard Alexis Govan was not cleared to play after an X-ray to check the progress of the stress fracture in her left tibia.

Govan’s “progress will continue to be monitored for a possible return to the court this season,” according to a statement from WKU.

The Sun Belt Conference preseason player of the year has missed WKU’s last 14 games, all in conference play. She was averaging 16.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.5 steals before the injury.

Her last game was Dec. 21 against Georgetown in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

WKU coach Michelle Clark-Heard said Friday that the Lady Toppers were still hoping to get Govan back this season and have her log some minutes before the postseason started. WKU has four regular-season games remaining, starting Wednesday at Texas State.

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