UConn star Paige Bueckers helped off the court after going down with non-contact injury

UConn was up 18 points with about 39 seconds remaining in the game when her leg appeared to buckle while she was bringing up the ball. She would later collapse in front of the Huskies’ bench and she had to be helped off the court. Media at the game described the crowd as going silent.

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Teammates gather around Connecticut's Paige Bueckers in their game against Notre Dame, 星期日, 十二月. 5, 2021, in Storrs, 康乃狄克州.

Teammates gather around Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers in their game against Notre Dame, 星期日, 十二月. 5, 2021, in Storrs, 康乃狄克州. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Huskies coach Geno Auriemma said he hoped it was nothing more than ahyperextension,” 根据 Hartford Courant.

The first thing that goes through your mind is the worst thing,” Auriemma said.

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Connecticut's Paige Bueckers is helped off the court after being injured against Notre Dame, 星期日, 十二月. 5, 2021, in Storrs, 康乃狄克州.

Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers is helped off the court after being injured against Notre Dame, 星期日, 十二月. 5, 2021, in Storrs, 康乃狄克州. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Bueckers is a sophomore with the Huskies and is widely regarded as one of the best college basketball players in the country. Coming into the game, she was averaging 21 点数, 5.8 篮板和 6.6 assists in five games. She had 22 点数, four rebounds and four assists in a win over Notre Dame.

The Huskies only played eight players. Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Caroline Ducharme added 14 points each.

Connecticut's Paige Bueckers steals the ball from Notre Dame's Sonia Citron on Sunday, 十二月. 5, 2021, in Storrs, 康乃狄克州.

Connecticut’s Paige Bueckers steals the ball from Notre Dame’s Sonia Citron on Sunday, 十二月. 5, 2021, in Storrs, 康乃狄克州. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn is the No. 2 team in the nation and improved to 5-1 with the win over No. 24 圣母.

It’s unclear how much, 如果有的话, time Bueckers will miss due to the injury.

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