A season of tremendous bad luck has taken another sad twist for Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the UConn junior.
According to a UConn spokesman, Mosqueda-Lewis, an All-American as a sophomore, will miss at at least three weeks, and perhaps as much as six weeks, because of mononucleosis.
The illness was detected after she injured left elbow late in the first half of UConn’s win over Louisville on Sunday.
She also missed eight games earlier this season with a compressed nerve in her right elbow.
More to come after UConn practice, but this will leave UConn with just seven scholarship players for the remainder of the regular season. Junior guard Brianna Banks is also a question mark after re-injuring her right ankle in practice prior to UConn’s win over SMU on Feb. 4.
Banks has not played in the last two games – three of the last five – and has practiced only minimally this week. If she can not play, the Huskies will have only six core players from Sunday’s game at South Florida.
Morgan Tuck was lost for the season following UConn’s game against Houston on Jan. 7.