Baylor sophomore Shanay Washington out for season after tearing ACL
Baylor’s womenâ€™s basketball sophomore Shanay Washington has been lost for 2010-11 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee in practice on Saturday. A date for surgery has yet to be determined.
Washington, a 6-1 guard from Austin, Texas, started 32 of 36 games in 2009-10 and had started all five games this season. She averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds a game last year and was scoring 5.0 points while hauling down 1.6 rebounds a game in 2010-11.
This marks Washingtonâ€™s third ACL injury. She tore her right ACL in high school then tore it again while rehabilitating the knee thus requiring a second surgery.
Baylor will apply for a medical hardship waiver for Washington for the 2010-11 season.
â€œAnytime someone gets injured you hurt for that player,â€ said Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey. â€œThe most important thing for Shanay is to get the surgery, get healthy and come back strong next year. Since this is her third one, she knows whatâ€™s in front of her. Shanay is the type who will work hard in rehab and come back stronger. Obviously, this opens the door for someone to step up, weâ€™ll see who answers the challenge.â€