Philip Barbour basketball player recovering after scary injury

A Philip Barbour basketball player is recovering after a scary injury Wednesday night.
Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 12:18 PM EST
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PHILIPPI, W.Va (WDTV) - UPDATE - Despite her injury, LaDonna Herron was at practice Thursday night, cheering on her teammates.

We asked her how she was feeling, and this was what she had to say.

“A little rough today, but I feel a little better,” Herron said.

She said she doesn’t remember much about the incident but was grateful for the support.

“I’m very thankful for that. The trainer, the players, coaches, other parents reaching out,” Herron added.

She said knowing her teammates were there for her made a difference.

“It makes me feel loved cause I have everybody’s back the same way they do me,” she explained.

Senior Captain Averi Carpenter said this was a terrifying moment.

“I was right beside her whenever it happened. Like she just hit really hard. She doesn’t ever cry if she falls. She was crying, and so I really think it scared all us girls. Put us into like a different state of mind,” Carpenter added.

Philip Barbour’s next game was January 3 at home against Elkins.

ORIGINAL - A Philip Barbour basketball player is recovering after a scary injury Wednesday night.

LaDonna Herron hit her head after a fall during the team’s matchup against East Fairmont High School.

Herron suffered a “bad concussion,” Philip Barbour Athletic Director Tammy Zimmerman said.

Zimmeman said Herron was at home recovering Thursday and is expected to be OK.

The scary scene was followed by a touching moment as both teams united and held hands on the court.

Messages of support also popped up on social media.

“Outside of being a basketball player, you’re a human with emotions,” one EFHS player said in a post. “We all came together as one tonight before getting back to a battle on the court. Prayers out to the Philip Barbour player who was injured and their whole team!”

“Prayers to the PB player that was injured, glad to hear she’s doing better,” another said.

Philip Barbour’s next game is Friday night.