UConn Huskies announced on Tuesday that second-year guard Paige Bueckers will miss a period after breaking a bone in his leg.
The defending National Player of the Year has had another great start to the season, averaging 21.2 points, 6.2 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 robberies. ball in her first six games. As a result, UConn owns a 5-1 record, ranking 3rd nationally after NC State (No. 2) and South Carolina (No. 1).
How long will it be without their star guardian? Here’s everything you need to know about Buecker’s injury.
What is Paige Bueckers’ injury?
Bueckers fractured the tibial plateau in his left knee with less than a minute of play in UConn’s game against Notre Dame on Sunday, December 5.
The sophomore star continued his dominant play from the start of the season, scoring 22 points, five steals, four rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes, giving UConn a win. won the commander before being injured.
How long will Paige Bueckers be out?
UConn announced on Tuesday that the All-American will be off for about six to eight weeks.
Had she appeared in a shorter period of that timeline, Buecker would have missed about 11 games. If her recovery falls on a longer period of that timeline, Buecker can miss up to 16 (or more) matches.
As Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Bachman mentioned, the NCAA tournament runs for about 14 weeks, meaning a return to play time is not out of the question for the reigning National Player of the Year.
The remaining fixtures of UConn Women’s Basketball 2021-22
The next time the Huskies take to the floor is on December 9 when they play Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. UConn will also play UCLA on December 11 before dating the Louisville Cardinals on December 29. The Big East Tournament will begin March 4 and the NCAA Tournament will begin March 18-19.
|Day||Protest||Location||Time / Result||TV / Recording|
|December 9||Georgia Tech||the capital city of Atlanta||7 pm||ESPN2|
|December 11||UCLA||Newark, NJ||1 pm||ABC|
|December 19||Louisville||Uncasville, CT||3:30 pm||ESPN|
|December 29||Marquette *||XL . Center||7 pm||SNY|
|December 31||DePaul *||Chicago, IL||2 p.m||SNY|
|January 5||Georgetown *||Washington DC||7 pm||SNY|
|January 7||Villanova *||Villanova, PA||7 pm||SNY|
|January 9||Creighton *||Gampel Pavilion||1 pm||SNY|
|January 12||Butler *||Indianapolis, IN||7 pm||SNY|
|January 15th||Xavier *||XL . Center||12 pm||SNY|
|January 17||Oregon||Eugene, OR||5 p.m||ESPN2|
|January 21||Seton Lobby *||Gampel Pavilion||7 pm||SNY|
|January 23||St. John’s *||Queens, NY||1 pm||SNY|
|January 27||South Carolina||Columbia, SC||7 pm||ESPN|
|January 30||Supplication *||Prove, RI||11 a.m||SNY|
|February 2||Creighton *||Omaha, New Zealand||7:30 pm||SNY|
|February 4||Butler *||Gampel Pavilion||7 pm||SNY|
|February 6||Tennessee||XL . Center||12 noon / 1 pm||FOX|
|February 9||Villanova *||XL . Center||7 pm||SNY|
|February 11th||DePaul *||Gampel Pavilion||7 pm||SNY|
|February 13||Marquette *||Milwaukee, WI||2:30 pm||FOX|
|February 18||Xavier *||Cincinnati, OH||7 pm||SNY|
|February 20||Georgetown *||XL . Center||2 p.m||CBS Sports Network|
|February 25||St. John’s *||XL . Center||7 pm||SNY|
|February 27||Supplication *||Gampel Pavilion||2 p.m||CBS Sports Network|
|Big EAST Tournament|
|March 4||First round||Uncasville, CT||TBD||FloSports|
|March 5||Quarterfinals||Uncasville, CT||TBD||FS1 / FS2|
|March 6||Semifinal||Uncasville, CT||TBD||FS1|
|March 7||Final||Uncasville, CT||8pm||FS1|
|March 18-19||First round||TBD||TBD||ABC / ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU|
|March 20-21||Second half||TBD||TBD||ABC / ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU|
|March 25-26||Sweet sixteen||TBD||TBD||ABC / ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU|
|March 27-28||Elite Eight||TBD||TBD||ABC / ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU|
|April 1||Four finals||Minneapolis, MN||TBD||ABC / ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU|
|April 3||National Champion||Minneapolis, MN||9 pm||ABC / ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNU|