Brittney Griner could still be struggling with a serious health problem in a Russian prison

WNBA star Brittney Griner may be suffering from a serious illness in Russia, her lawyers have said. The Phoenix Mercury center was arrested in February for transporting cannabis oil. She was arrested and charged with drug trafficking. While cannabis is legal in some states of the country, it is not in Russia. Before being arrested, she texted her wife Cherelle to tell her she had been taken to a separate room at the airport. But Cherelle, who is pursuing her career as a lawyer, didn’t think it would be anything serious.

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Initially, she was not allowed to speak to the media. This caused great concern for his well-being in the United States. Griner’s wife and her family were worried. But they couldn’t do anything to improve it. They had to be patient. Later, she was allowed to speak to the media for the first time. The talented center took the opportunity to share a message with his wife as she held up photos of Cherelle.

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She also wished Cherelle luck on her BAR exam. Several photos of the former WNBA champion showed her situation in Russian prison.

Brittney Griner’s Chronic Pain

Then there were several court hearings. There are reports that court hearings are much slower than in the US and it could take longer. During the hearings, Griner pleaded guilty. However, she said it was because she packed her bags in a hurry. His lawyers have advanced multiple arguments to help the basketball star.

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They submitted a letter from a US medical center issuing a license in Arizona in 2020 for the use of medical cannabis for Griner to treat his chronic pain from sports injuries. According to reports, Griner suffered from “a debilitating chronic illness caused by severe chronic pain.” The doctor therefore advised Griner to use medical cannabis.

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In the United States, it has become quite common for athletes to use cannabis for pain relief. However, this is not necessarily the case in other parts of the world. After several hearings, a Russian court sentenced her to nine years in prison. People who knew her and fans were outraged by the sentencing.

Also, there are concerns about his health in the prison. She could still suffer from chronic pain due to her injuries. And one wonders if she is getting adequate food and medication if needed.

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