CINCINNATI, Ohio (WVLT) -- Tuesday was an exciting day for Lady Vol Amber Gray. She's been through a lot lately, and the Volunteer TV Sports Overtime team was the only Knoxville television news team to travel to Cincinnati to cover her triumphant day.
Complications after a "routine shoulder surgery" on July 2 led doctors to find an aneurysm in Amber Gray's brain.
It began to bleed and led to a stroke, so doctors needed to do a complex surgery to save her life.
Tuesday, Gray was released from a rehab center.
Gray said at a news conference Monday afternoon that she wants her story out. She said she wants to be an "inspiration" for others to keep on pushing, and to never give up.
This summer, Tonya Carter was living a mom's nightmare. One moment she was celebrating her daughter's successful surgery, the next moment, she was wondering if her daughter would ever wake up again.
After a couple of days, she did, but further tests showed she suffered a stroke.
She was flown from St. Mary's in Knoxville to University Hospital in Cincinnati.
She underwent a 12-hour surgery to clip an aneurysm on her brain.
She was then moved to Drake Center, a specialized rehabilitation facility near Cincinnati, where she stayed until being released Tuesday.
She's expected to make a full recovery. When asked if she plans on playing basketball again, Gray said, with a laugh, "Of course I do."
Gray still has a lot of rehab ahead of her, but she checked out, two and a half weeks ahead of schedule. She has no doubt she'll be back on the court one day.
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