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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Injury to UConn's Mosqueda-Lewis doesn't appear to be as serious

The sellout crowd at Gampel Pavilion was brought to absolute silence when junior All-American Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis crashed to the court and injured her left elbow late in the first half.

The injury was similar to the one she suffered on her right elbow against Stanford on Nov. 11 and forced her to miss the next eight games.

However, Mosqueda-Lewis was able to come back into the game with 13:56 remaining and played the next 6:37 before coming out of the game for good.

"I don't think it is as bad as what happened last time. It is in a similar spot just on a different elbow," UConn coach Geno Auriemma said.

UConn seemed out of sorts early on in the second half but senior guard Bria Hartley didn't think it was lingering from the concern over the health of their teammate.

"I don't think we were rattled but we were worried about how she was," Hartley said. "She came back and said she was OK. I remember she came back into the game and kind of holding her arm and I said 'are you all right? If you are not all right get out of the game.'"

Although Mosqueda-Lewis did not score in the second half, she did have a rebound and assist during her time on the court. Without a game until playing at South Florida and no ranked teams on the schedule until the March 3 rematch with Louisville, there will be no rush to bring Mosqueda-Lewis back but we'll see what happens.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The annual thin bench is once again in the media. The problem is not with injuries. The problem is recruiting. High school players have long since caught on that Geno only wants to coach 6 maybe 7 players in games. If Tuck was 100% healthy, Stokes would play 1 or 2 minutes in each half at most. If Banks was healthy, she and Chong would play 1 or 2 minutes in each half at most. And none of them would gain enough big game experience to help UConn next season.

If UConn does not win the AAC tournament or the NC, it will be Geno's fault, not injuries. This season UConn signed 1 player and she was ranked 70+ by HoopGurlz. And it shows.

UConn has no replacement for Dolson, next season or the season after that. No matter how good Stewart is, UConn will not win the NC next season. There are too many talented teams that will not catch up to UConn, but that UConn will drop down to them. All because Geno only wants to coach 5 or 6 All Americans.

I seriously doubt Geno could take over another program and build it up. That coach disappeared by 2000. Look what happened between Taurasi and Renee/Tina/Maya. UConn never had a chance to win the NC during those seasons. Geno was unable coach a team with good players. He needs great players.

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