No Date Set (Yet) For Banks’ Surgery

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Geno Auriemma said Friday there has been no date set for the surgery that will repair the torn ACL in sophomore Brianna Banks’ right knee. She injured it last Saturday at St. John’s and will miss the remainder of the season.

“She’s had a very good attitude about it so far,” Kelly Faris said. “You can tell, she just wants to get it [the recovery] over with and get back.”

Auriemma said Banks began to leg strengthening exercises the day after the surgery and has been talking to Caroline Doty, who has had three knee surgeries in five years, to begin preparing for what’s to come.  “No matter how much you try to explain to someone what it is going to be like, it’s hard until you actually go through it.”

Saniya Chong, the lone member of UConn’s 2013 freshman class, not only will play in the WBCA All-Star game in April in New Orleans, but is now New York state’s all-time leading scorer (2,664) and three-point producer.

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2 thoughts on “No Date Set (Yet) For Banks’ Surgery

  1. ScottB

    Johnny… Try as hard as I can – I can’t figure out what this Bank’s blog is trying to say. No date for surgery yet, and yet Bank’s is exercising the day after the surgery??? Love your comments and stories – but maybe you could read what you write before posting. Thanks!

  2. Just as an opinion

    John–Para one and Para 2 have conflicting information on Banks. Sounds like she is already rehabing.

    Assuming she hasn’t had surgery yet–the earlier the better. Prior to surgery you want all your muscles as strong as can be, rehabbing is easier.
    Any surgery is a mental task–do now or do later/? It’s easier to say later.
    I wish her a quick recovery, and more than successful surgery. I guess the impact surgery has on classes has to enter into any decision. Good luck Ms Banks, Uconn nation will miss you on the court.

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