Guard suffered torn meniscus on Oct. 16

10/26/2004 - Georgia Bulldogs

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia guard Tina Taylor missed the 2003-04 basketball season because of a knee problem -- and now another injury has ended her career.

Officials say the senior from Longview, Texas, suffered torn meniscus in her left knee in Georgia's first practice on Oct. 16.

Taylor has opted for her fifth surgery since 1999.

Coach Andy Landers said it's become painfully obvious that it's not in Taylor's best interest to continue to play.

Taylor also missed the 1999-2000 season after a series of surgeries on her right knee.

She was one of only three players to play in all 31 games as Georgia advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in the 2002-03 season.

Taylor last season tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee before the season.

The NCAA granted her a sixth year to complete her eligibility.