KML Out Indefinetly (Elbow); Tuck Out 4 to 6 (Knee)

by Categorized: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Morgan Tuck, UConn women's basketball Date:

There was an anecdotal report Wednesday on The Boneyard, UConn’s fan internet bulletin board, about a pastor in a suburban town in Connecticut who used a sliver of his sermon to address an issue on the mind of many parishioners.
He asked those in the church to pray for the health and speed recovery of UConn junior forward, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.
Who said women’s basketball wasn’t a religion in this state?
But as it turns out, they should have included something for Morgan Tuck, as well
Mosqueda-Lewis has a nerve contusion of the right elbow ans and is out indefinitely. An MRI revealed the injury and she will be re-evaulated beginning next week, it which point it should be clear what the long-term prognosis is.
Tuck, who has played so well this season and likely would have taken Mosqueda-Lewis place in the starting lineup, is out from 4-6 weeks with surgery to her chronically sore right knee.
She had been experiencing swelling in her knee due to a cartilage injury. Dr. Robert Arciero performed surgery at the UConn Health Center to stabilize the cartilage.
And so now everyone knows what the defending national champions know. And for the short-term is not good news.
Gone from is the sharp-shooting All-American scorer, Mosqueda-Lewis, who set the program’s single-season record with 118 three-pointers last year.
Gone, as well, is the sturdy Tuck, who had played so well in the preseason and during the first two games of UConn’s season. It was likely the sophomore would have stepped into Mosqueda-Lewis’ starting spot.
Now the rebound begins on Friday at Maryland and continues Sunday. And UConn will have only nine players for the foreseeable future, enough to beat most teams, hardly enough to hold a decent practice on the road.

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