Griner seems in good health and spirits, White House says

People walk past a mural featuring Brittney Griner on the side of the Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Mercury basketball team, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., December 8, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin O'Hara

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in good health and in good spirits after landing at a Texas airport on Friday, White House spokesman John Kirby told MSNBC in an interview.

Griner, who was released on Thursday after 10 months in Russian detention as part of a prisoner swap with Moscow, is headed to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Kirby added.

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