UConn women’s basketball issues update on guard Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers

12/7/2021

STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball sophomore guard Paige Bueckers underwent diagnostic testing after suffering a non-contact injury to the left knee in Sunday’s game vs. Notre Dame.

An MRI and a CT scan revealed a tibial plateau fracture. The estimated time of recovery is 6-8 weeks.

Statement from head coach Geno Auriemma

Obviously, we’re all extremely disappointed for Paige and that she suffered this injury. It would be really hard to describe how much basketball means to Paige and how much her teammates mean to her. Not being able to do the thing that she loves to do, to be there for her teammates, is really difficult for her. We’ve had players get injured in the past and my philosophy here is, I’m not interested in how fast we can get someone back; I’m interested in what’s best for them long term. Every decision made will prioritize what’s best for Paige and her career. Everyone involved with this program will be there to support Paige through her healing process.

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