Geno Concerned About Morgan Tuck

by Categorized: Geno Auriemma, Morgan Tuck, UConn women's basketball Date:

The health of sophomore Morgan Tuck continues to be the only perceptible issue dogging the nation’s No. 1 women’s basketball team.
Tuck missed her fourth straight game – and 12th of the season – Wednesday when UConn defeated Memphis at the XL Center.
“Morgan Tuck is very frustrated,” Geno Auriemma said. “She is very disappointed that we are in this situation again.  We hoped by [Wednesday] we’d be closer to what we wanted her to be able to do. But unfortunately it’s not there and now I am concerned that the season [her season] is starting to get away from us.”
Tuck has not played since scoring a career-high 19 points in 13 minutes against Houston on Jan. 7. After that game, Tuck reported swelling and soreness in her right knee and has been diagnosed with a bone bruise.
“You could see it on the MRI [the bruise],” Auriemma said. “It’s like a big piece of hale lands on you hood and creates a crater. That’s what she has on her knee.”
She had missed eight games earlier in the season after scheduled arthroscopic surgery on her problematic left knee which frequently bothered her as a freshman.
“Sometimes it feels great, sometimes it doesn’t,” Auriemma said.

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