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Purdue women's player with meningitis released

Monday, November 29, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue women's basketball player Drey Mingo has been released from a hospital after five days of treatment for bacterial meningitis.

Purdue says Mingo was discharged on Sunday and will continue receiving care from several sources, including the school's athletics training and medical staff. She was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday in critical condition with the inflammation of membranes around the brain and spine that can be fatal.

Her illness prompted the Boilermakers to cancel a holiday tournament trip to Mexico. They are scheduled to play a home game against Maryland on Thursday.

Mingo is a junior from Atlanta who is averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds this season.

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