Former Seton Hall basketball star alleges misdiagnosis in lawsuit

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A former basketball player for Seton Hall sued the school, coach and an athletic trainer, alleging he was misdiagnosed with an ankle injury when he had a lateral meniscal tear, according to USA Today.

Myles Powell, 24, played for South Orange, N.J.-based Seton Hall during the 2019-20 season, and was player of the year for the Big East Conference. The lawsuit, filed July 14, alleges the misdiagnosis and treatment caused permanent damage. Mr. Powell also accused the team and staff of not informing him about the extent of his injury and encouraging him to continue playing.

The lawsuit alleges Tony Testa, listed on the Seton Hall website as an athletic trainer on the basketball team's support staff, gave Mr. Powell an injection of "painkillers" when he complained of knee pain so he could continue playing.

Mr. Powell said NBA teams decided not to draft him after his injury in the civil lawsuit, which includes allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, emotional distress and monetary damages.

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