Paige Bueckers, the reigning National Player of the Year in women’s college basketball and a star guard for UConn 2nd, suffered a knee injury during the Huskies’ 73-54 win over the previous Huskies. Notre Dame on Sunday. Bueckers was dribbling across the floor with less than a minute to play when her leg seemed to buckle when she tried to do it.
Bueckers collapsed to the floor, and she had to be carried off the field by two teammates. As reported by Katie Barnes of ESPNWBuckers will have an MRI scan in the coming days to determine the severity of the injury. Speaking to the media afterward, Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma said the Bueckers’ injury could be hypoplasia of the knee based on initial reports.
“In replay, it looks like it can be hypnotized,” Auriemma said. “Best case scenario. But nothing difficult, according to the doctor. … So hopefully we’ll get some good news tomorrow.”
Five-star recruitment from Edina, Minnesota, the Bueckers quickly became one of the best players in college women’s basketball and earned AP and Naismith Player of the Year honors for 2021. The Bueckers led the Huskies in points in their game. at the Fighting Irish, scoring 22 points while also adding four rebounds, four assists and five steals.
After the game, there were some questions as to why the Bueckers were still on the field late in the game against UConn, who had a sizable lead. Auriemma admits he doesn’t have an exact answer as to why.
“I don’t like our team without her on the field,” he said.
Losing Buecker for any length of time would be a tough one for UConn; She averaged 21 points in Sunday’s game.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/uconn-superstar-paige-bueckers-suffers-knee-injury-in-victory-against-notre-dame/ UConn superstar Paige Bueckers injured his knee in victory over Notre Dame