Knee Bothering Morgan Tuck Again

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The Huskies may be without sophomore Morgan Tuck on Saturday in Bridgeport when they play Temple.

She missed practice Friday with swelling in her problematic left knee which had arthroscopic surgery Nov. 12. She missed eight games before returning at Duke Dec. 17.

“She practiced a lot Thursday, but [the medical staff] thought it best that she not practice today,” Geno Auriemma said. “It’s still the knee, but it’s not quite in the same area. Still, it’s nothing we saw coming or during the surgery. I feel bad for her. She’s been the best she’s ever been physically [after the surgery] and now this new thing has popped up. The report that I so far is that it is a minor thing.

“We’ll see how she feels tomorrow. I can’t say one way or another [if she will play]. The part of the knee that was surgically repaired is fine. That’s the puzzling thing about it. It is something completely different. She said she felt it a few days ago going in for a layup. Obviously, because of her situation, there is some concern and its better to take the conservative route.”

Tuck said its nothing to seriously worry about.
“It’s a little swelling and they want me to rest it to see if we can get it to go away,” she said. “I think I may have bumped it some [during the Houston game]. I’m just resting it a little. It hurts some, but the swelling is more of the problem.
“The spot that was operated on is still healing and the doctors said I would have to get used to playing on it again. It could inflame some. So I think that’s what is going on.”
Tuck scored a career-high 19 points in 13 minutes against Houston on Tuesday, shooting 8 of 10 from the field.

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