Law out for season with torn ACL, MCL

Updated: November 24, 2003, 10:25 PM ET
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BOULDER, Colo. -- Colorado's Whitney Law will miss the rest of the 2003-04 season after suffering torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in her knee, Buffs coach Ceal Barry announced Monday.

Team doctors diagnosed Law with complete tears of both ligaments. She also is expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine if there's cartilage damage as well.

Law, a redshirt sophomore, is expected to undergo surgery within the month.

"What do you really say about these things?" Barry said. "All I know is that Whitney Law absolutely loves the game of basketball, and we'll all support her as she works to get better. She'll work as hard as anyone to get herself healthy."

Law, a native of Littleton, Colo., and a graduate of Chatfield Senior High, injured her knee late in the second half of Colorado's game at Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. She was averaging 14.0 minutes per game in a steadily increasing role in her first season at CU. She sat out last season due to NCAA regulations after transferring from Georgia.