UConn star guard Azzi Fudd will miss the rest of the 2023-24 season after suffering a medial meniscal tear and an ACL tear in her right knee, the school announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:
- Fudd sustained the injury in practice on Nov. 14 and will have surgery at a later date.
- The junior missed the Huskies’ last two games — wins against Maryland and Minnesota — with what UConn called a non-contact injury. Coach Geno Auriemma said last week that doctors were waiting for the swelling in Fudd’s knee to go down before doing tests.
- Fudd averaged 11.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in two games this season.
Fudd averaged 13.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in two-plus seasons with UConn.
She struggled with a right knee injury last season and initially missed eight games in December and January. Fudd re-injured her knee in mid-January and sat out 14 games, returning in time for the Big East Tournament. The Huskies won the tournament and made it to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, where it lost to Ohio State.
Fudd previously tore her ACL and MCL in 2019 and missed time with a foot injury during the 2021-22 season.
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