UConn’s Bueckers suffers torn ACL, will miss upcoming season

STORRS, Conn. (AP) – UConn says women’s basketball star and Hopkins own Paige Bueckers tore the ACL in her left knee and will miss the entire 2022-23 season.

UConn announced Wednesday that Bueckers suffered the injury Monday during a pickup basketball game and underwent an MRI that evening. The school did not say where Bueckers was playing when the injury occurred.

The Minnesota native was the 2020-21 AP national player of the year.

She missed 19 games last season with a knee injury. She returned to lead the Huskies to the Final Four, where the Huskies lost to South Carolina in the championship game.

UConn said Bueckers will undergo surgery on Friday at UConn Health in Farmington.

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