When healthy, Paige Bueckers has been among the best players in college basketball. In fact, even when she’s not healthy — like when she injured her ankle in her freshman year against Tennessee — she’s still among the best players in all of college basketball.
But the UConn women’s basketball point guard, the nation’s top freshman player, suffered a devastating injury this week that will sideline her for the 2022-23 season. Bueckers tore her ACL in her left leg while playing a basketball game on Monday. The tear follows a fractured tibial plateau and a torn meniscus last year – an injury that sidelined Bueckers for 10 weeks last season.