That blow to her temple would change her life. Panting and dizzy, Brianna was clearly in distress, and her teammates quickly realized that something was seriously wrong. Despite her determination to finish the match, then, her coach took her out of the game.
As the final whistle blew, she still couldn’t breathe normally, and then her condition rapidly deteriorated. Indeed, it soon became clear that this was more than a minor bump when Brianna began vomiting and fell to the floor.