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VIDEO: Brittney Griner arrives to San Antonio, Texas

Griner is again on American soil and she or he’s right here in San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO — WNBA star Brittney Griner returned to the United States early Friday after being freed in a high-profile prisoner alternate following almost 10 months in detention in Russia.

The Biden administration introduced Thursday morning that Griner was launched in alternate for Russian arms supplier Viktor Bout. KENS 5 then discovered Griner was on her means to San Antonio on Thursday night.

After arriving at Kelly Field round 4:30 a.m. on Friday, which our workforce captured video of who’s believed to be Griner getting off the airplane, she is predicted to endure intensive well being analysis at Brooke Army Medical Center.

For somebody who’s returned from abroad imprisonment, navy hospitals like Brooke Army Medical Center are a spot to concentrate on bodily and psychological well being, in accordance to Dr. Ralph Riviello, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Health San Antonio and head of the University Health Emergency Dept. 

The speedy checks contain medical doctors checking for points like anemia, electrolyte imbalances and infections, Riviello stated. Physicians additionally will determine any accidents which will have been sustained earlier than or throughout incarceration that had been undertreated.

Then, inside a pair days, Riviello stated a extra in-depth evaluation would almost certainly happen.  

“(They would seek) more details about what happened to them during their incarceration and what they may have endured. Was there any physical violence? Was there any torture? Was there psychological torture or manipulation? Probably this would be a multi-disciplinary team,” he stated.

Following Griner’s arrest at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February, she pleaded responsible in July however nonetheless confronted trial as a result of admitting guilt in Russia’s judicial system doesn’t routinely finish a case.

She acknowledged in courtroom that she possessed canisters with hashish oil however stated she had no felony intent and she or he unintentionally packed them. Her protection workforce introduced written statements that she had been prescribed hashish to deal with ache.

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