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Thursday, January 30, 2014

UConn's Tuck undergoes surgery; Bad News for Williams

UConn sophomore forward Morgan Tuck underwent season-ending surgery on her right knee today as she had cartilage from another part of her knee inserted into the area where she didn't have any in order to prevent future contusions or bone bruises.

"It went well," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said after he finished his radio show at Geno's Grille. "We pushed it up. Doc (Dr. Robert Arciero) said today was the best day to do it. If she can't play, let's get it out of the way."

Tuck will have a six to nine month recovery process.

"I haven't talked to (Arciero) because I've been running around today but Rosemary (Ragle, UConn's athletic trainer) said things went well and we will see where we go from here."

Since Tuck played in just eight games and did not play in a game in the second half of the season, UConn is going to apply for a medical redshirt year at the end of the season.

Here is the official statement about the surgery sent out by UConn on Friday

Sophomore forward Morgan Tuck underwent a successful surgical procedure on her right knee on Thursday, January 30 at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Arciero. Tuck is expected to be ready for the start of the 2014-15 season and will apply for a medical redshirt following the 2013-14 season.

Tuck, a native of Bolingbrook, Ill., last appeared for the Huskies on January 7, 2014 against Houston.  She scored 19 points in only 13-minutes of action against the Cougars.

"I am very pleased that the procedure on Morgan’s knee was a success," head coach Geno Auriemma said. "Morgan knows how hard she is going to have to work during the rehabilitation process and I am confident this knee injury will be behind her at the beginning of next season.”

During his show, Auriemma said UConn signee Gabby Williams suffered a partial tear of her ACL and will miss the rest of her senior season at Reed High in Sparks, Nev. The news came a day after Williams was one of 24 players selected to play in the McDonald's All-American game.

Results of the MRI were sent to UConn so they can examine them and she will get a second opinion to see if it is a full or partial tear.

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