Big Bakers out 6-8 weeks to break

Big Bakers out 6-8 weeks to break

Basketball player for the second year of OkonAnd Big BakersHe will be out for six to eight weeks because he fractured his left knee on Sunday.

The Player of the Year winner underwent an MRI and CT scan on Monday, which revealed a fracture of the tibial plateau. The Bakers collapsed with 40 seconds left in a victory Huskies 73-54 around our lady while dribbling the ball. Two of her classmates picked her up from the floor of the Gamble Wing.

“Obviously we are very disappointed in Paige and the fact that she has had this injury,” said the Huskis coach. Geno Orima, it’s a statement. ‚ÄúIt would be very difficult to describe how much basketball means to Paige and how much her teammates mean to her. Not being able to do what she is passionate about, being there for her teammates, is very difficult for her.

“We’ve had players who have been injured in the past and my philosophy here is: I’m not interested in how quickly we can get someone back; I’m interested in what is best for them in the long run. Every decision that is made will prioritize whatever is best for Paige and her career. Participating in this program is there to support Paige throughout the recovery process.”

The Bakers, who underwent right ankle surgery in April, leads No. 3 UConn in points per game (21.2), assists (6.2), steals (2.7) and minutes (36.3), and is second on the team in rebounding (5.5). and locks (0.8). She was awarded Naismith, Wooden, AP, espnW, and USBWA Player of the Year as a rookie.

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Estimated recovery time will put Bueckers back in mid to late January, before the rematch Okon with number 1 South Carolina.

Depth OkonThat seemed like a force destined for the season, waned in the first month of the season. Besides the Bakers, the rookie Azzi Fd She also missed the game due to a foot injury. The evaluation will be done the following week. Aubrey Griffin, a third-year player, is also unavailable due to ankle and back injuries, and they haven’t shared a timeline for her return.

Okon (5-1) back to work against Georgia Tech Thursday. You have appointments outside the conference for University of California Saturday and vs. number 7 Louisville December 19. After a 10-day break, Okon He will begin a seven-game period against opponents from the Big East Conference on December 29. The Husky’s only loss was the #1 SSouth CarolinaThe teams are scheduled to collide on January 27 in Colombia.

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