UConn women's basketball guard Paige Bueckers undergoes surgery, expected to miss eight weeks

December 14, 2021, 2:59 PM

Star UConn sophomore guard Paige Bueckers underwent surgery Monday to repair an anterior tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscus tear in her left knee, the school said. 

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.

Coach Geno Auriemma acknowledged the possibility following UConn's 71-61 victory over UCLA on Saturday. 

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.