You can add senior Caroline Doty to the list of UConn’s injured guards this preseason.
The veteran point guard, who has recovered from three knee surgeries in her career, will not play in tonight’s preseason opener against Indiana (Pa.) after tweaking her left knee during the afternoon shoot-around at Gampel Pavilion.
The Huskies will also be without junior Bria Hartley, a WBCA All-American last season, who is out indefinitely with a medial sprain of her left ankle. Geno Auriemma said Thursday that Hartley might miss the season-opener on Nov. 11 against the College of Charleston.
“When I hear that it’s way [Hartley's ankle] better, and then in a couple days it’s going to be even better, and then a couple days it’s going to be good, that’s when I’ll know that we’re there,” Auriemma said.
Doty’s injury is not considered serious. She is expected to play in UConn’s next preseason game on Wednesday at the XL Center. Doty has been limited in the amount of time she’s practiced this season because of the chronic pain in her knees.
It’s likely both freshman Moriah Jefferson and sophomore Brianna Banks will get plenty of time at point guard.