UConn’s Paige Bueckers Tears A.C.L. and Will Miss Season

Aug 4, 2022

Paige Bueckers, the UConn women’s basketball star who missed most of last season with a knee injury, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Monday and will miss the 2022-23 season, the university announced Wednesday.

Bueckers, a 20-year-old guard from Minnesota, missed nearly three months of games last season after having surgery on her left knee in December but returned in February and led UConn to the national championship game. She sustained her new injury during a pickup basketball game, UConn officials said in a statement.

Bueckers, a 5-foot-11 junior, will have surgery on Friday, the university said.

“It’s so crazy because you work so hard to get back healthy, you feel stronger than ever, and you are playing your best basketball and with one sudden movement it all shifts,” Bueckers wrote on Instagram. “It’s hard trying to make much sense of it all now but I can’t help but think that God is using me as a testimony as to how much you can overcome with Him by your side.”

Source: The New York Times