UConn women’s basketball star Paige Bueckers has suffered another injury.
On Wednesday, the Huskies announced that the junior guard will miss the upcoming 2022-23 season after suffering a torn ACL in her left knee during a pick-up basketball game.
“We’re all devastated for Paige. She’s worked really hard to get stronger and healthier this offseason, and this is an unfortunate setback. Paige is obviously an amazing basketball player but she’s a better person and teammate and it’s really unfortunate that this has happened to her,” the program said in a statement.
“We’ll miss her presence on the court, but she’ll do everything she can to still lead and help her teammates this season. Our program will support Paige through her healing process to help her come back better and stronger.”
Bueckers will undergo surgery on Friday at UConn Health and a timetable for her recovery will be announced at a later date.