UConn superstar Bueckers suffered a torn ACL on Monday, an injury that will cost her the entire 2022-2023 season. according to schedule.
Bueckers was injured during a pick-up game and underwent an MRI which confirmed the injury. He will have surgery on Friday.
“We are all devastated for Paige. He has worked very hard to get stronger and healthier this season and this is an unfortunate setback,” manager Geno Auriemma said in a statement.
“Paige is obviously an amazing basketball player, but she’s a better person and teammate and it’s really sad that this happened to her. We will miss her presence on the court, but she will do her best to continue to lead and help her teammates this season. Our program will support Paige through her healing process to help her come back better and stronger.”
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The Minnesota native won a number of awards as a freshman in 2021, including AP Player of the Year and Naismith College Player of the Year, and was a unanimous first-team All-American while averaging 20 points, 5.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Huskies.
She missed most of last offseason after ankle surgery and missed significant time in her sophomore year after fracturing her tibial plateau during an early December win against Notre Dame. She averaged 14.6 points and four rebounds in 17 games as a sophomore.
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