UConn ladies’s basketball star Paige Bueckers tears ACL, will miss whole season

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UConn ladies’s basketball has been a powerhouse for many years, however the crew will likely be with out its high participant for the 2022-23 season.

The college introduced Wednesday that guard Paige Bueckers tore an ACL this week and can miss the whole 2022-23 season. 

Paige Bueckers of the Connecticut Huskies watches a recreation between the Michigan Wolverines and the Baylor Woman Bears within the Basketball Corridor of Fame Girls’s Showcase at Mohegan Solar Enviornment Dec. 19, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn.
(G Fiume/Getty Pictures)

Bueckers suffered the harm in a pickup recreation Monday, the varsity stated, and an MRI that night revealed the severity of the harm.

“We’re all devastated for Paige,” head coach Geno Auriesmma stated

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“She’s labored actually exhausting to get stronger and more healthy this offseason, and that is an unlucky setback. Paige is clearly an incredible basketball participant, however she’s a greater particular person and teammate. And it is actually unlucky that this has occurred to her. We’ll miss her presence on the courtroom, however she’ll do the whole lot she will to nonetheless lead and assist her teammates this season. Our program will assist Paige via her therapeutic course of to assist her come again higher and stronger.”

UConn Huskies guard Paige Bueckers (5) reacts after witnessing an injury to UConn Huskies forward Dorka Juhasz during an Elite Eight women's NCAA baskeball tournament game between the UConn Huskies and N.C. State Wolfpack March 28, 2022, at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

UConn Huskies guard Paige Bueckers (5) reacts after witnessing an harm to UConn Huskies ahead Dorka Juhasz throughout an Elite Eight ladies’s NCAA baskeball event recreation between the UConn Huskies and N.C. State Wolfpack March 28, 2022, at Whole Mortgage Enviornment in Bridgeport, Conn.
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UCONN STAR PAIGE BUECKERS HELPED OFF THE COURT AFTER GOING DOWN WITH NON-CONTACT INJURY

Bueckers, who was about to enter her junior season, missed most of final season with an harm to the identical knee she simply injured and was on a minutes restriction till the NCAA Event, the place she led the Huskies to the nationwide championship recreation.

After her freshman season, Bueckers collected nearly each award potential. She was named the Naismith and AP Participant of the 12 months and the recipient of the John Picket Award. She was a unanimous first-team All-American that season too.

Paige Bueckers of the Connecticut Huskies watches players warm up before a game against the Louisville Cardinals in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena Dec. 19, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn.

Paige Bueckers of the Connecticut Huskies watches gamers heat up earlier than a recreation towards the Louisville Cardinals within the Basketball Corridor of Fame Girls’s Showcase at Mohegan Solar Enviornment Dec. 19, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn.
(G Fiume/Getty Pictures)

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Bueckers averaged 14.6 factors, 5.7 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 29.1 minutes per recreation final yr in 17 video games.