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Monday, January 18, 2010

Johnson has torn ACL

UConn signee Michala Johnson's high school career came to an end when she was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee on Monday.

Johnson is scheduled to have surgery in the second week of February according to Montini Catholic girls' basketball coach Jason Nichols. Assuming the surgery goes well, she figures to be on track to be ready for the start of her freshman season at UConn.

Johnson averaged 18.3 points, 11.1 rebounds and 3.9 blocks in 19 games the Chicago area powerhouse before suffering the injury on a spin move early in Tuesday's win over Guerin Prep. Johnson tore the ACL in her left knee in the season opener of her junior season and missed the rest of the 2008-09 season.

"Michala tore her ACL and there's some slight damage done to the meniscus," Nichols said. "She is in great spirits. She will have surgery the second week of February and will be as good as new in the fall at UConn."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will she really be ready? After two major injuries to her knees? Or will she be a Brittney Hunter, who's good for short periods off the bench? What is the future like for Heather Buck? Will Coach Geno now begin to groom her for a key roll next year? Just what is the story with her at UConn? Just doesn't add up that the 31st best player in the nation her senior year is now playing less minutes per game than Jacquie Fernandes. Give us the scoop.

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