Kyla Nelson Returns to Action on Court Following Cancer Surgery

Kyla Nelson has returned to action on the court for Pitt after recovering from cancer surgery before the start of the 2019-20 season.

The former GB Under-20 guard commenced her junior year with three points and two assists in 12 minutes as the Panthers fell to a 71-80 loss at home to Miami University – fellow Brit Monique Esbrand had 11 points in the win.

Nelson played 60 games through her first two seasons with Pitt with 17 starts, whilst amassing 300+ points, 100+ rebounds and 50+ assists in 19+ minutes per game.

The 22-year-old revealed the diagnosis of a tumour of the apendix in September and received support flooding in from around the world including the British Basketball community.

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