Junior UConn women’s basketball guard Caroline Doty will miss the entire 2010-11 season after tearing her left Anterior Crucitate Ligament late last month, the university announced Wednesday.
“We are all obviously disappointed for Caroline, but we know that she will work very hard to be ready for next season,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement.
There was no word how the Doylestown, Pa., product was injured, but she will undergo surgery in the coming weeks and begin the rehabilitation process. This is the third time Doty sustained this injury.
Doty first tore her left ACL while playing soccer during her senior year in high school. The second instance came just 17 games into her freshman year at UConn.
Although Doty will have two years of eligibility remaining, this latest setback calls into question whether Doty will play again.
Doty started 38 of 39 games last season for UConn, which went undefeated and won the national championship for the second straight season. She averaged 7.35 points per game over her two seasons with the Huskies.
With Doty sidelined, point guard duties will likely fall upon highly regarded freshman Bria Hartley.
Hartley is ranked by ESPN as the fourth-best point guard and 14th overall prospect among incoming freshmen.
Senior Lorin Dixon may also get the chance to start, but she has been highly inconsistent throughout her first three years at UConn.