Baylor Coach Mulkey Diagnosed With Bell's Palsy

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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March 29, 2012

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a form of facial paralysis she says won't change her approach going into the NCAA Final Four.

Mulkey said Thursday that her tongue started feeling strange at
the NCAA regional last weekend. Before practice Wednesday, she
noticed only the left side of her mouth was working when she
smiled, her right eye was drooping and she couldn't hear properly
out of her right ear.

Mulkey went to a doctor rather than going to practice Wednesday.

Trainer Alex Olson says Mulkey is being treated with anti-viral
medication and oral steroids to reduce the inflammation of the
facial nerve that causes the problem.

Baylor plays Stanford on Sunday in the NCAA tournament
semifinals.


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