UConn Star Paige Bueckers Leaves Game With Non-Contact Injury

This could be bad news for UConn

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December 5, 2021

The UConn women’s basketball team currently is ranked No. 2 in the nation, but their future is uncertain after sophomore star Paige Bueckers left Sunday’s game with a non-contact knee injury.

Bueckers was helped off the court by teammates after she collapsed in front of the UConn bench with 38 seconds left to play against No. 24 Notre Dame. The Huskies ended up winning, 73-54 — with a game-high, 22-point contribution from the guard. She also finished with four rebounds, four assists and five steals, playing every minute of the game until she was injured.

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma said Bueckers will undergo an MRI and “it looked like it probably hyperextended,” according to Alexa Philippou of The Hartford Courant.

Bueckers entered Sunday averaging 35.6 minutes per game with 21 points, 6.6 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals through her first five appearances for the 5-1 Huskies.

Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images
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