UConn sophomore guard Paige Bueckers underwent surgery on Monday afternoon to repair an anterior tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscus tear. The timetable for her return is estimated to be eight weeks from Monday, which would make her available in early February.
Bueckers suffered the injury on Dec. 5 during the final minute of UConn’s matchup against rival Notre Dame. At the time of her injury, Bueckers led the Huskies in points, assists, and steals.
The possibility for surgery became public on Dec. 11, with coach Geno Auriemma acknowledging the possibility following UConn’s 71-61 victory over UCLA.
UConn is 1-1 without Bueckers. In addition to beating UCLA, the Huskies lost to Georgia Tech 57-44 on Dec. 9, snapping a 239-game winning streak against unranked opponents.
UConn’s current No. 7-ranking is the lowest for the program since 2007.