Injured center Mergerson leaves Texas

Updated: December 28, 2006, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas sophomore center Mariana Mergerson, who has struggled to return to the court after offseason knee surgery, has left the team, coach Jody Conradt said Friday.

Mergerson had not played this season. She had originally injured her left knee before her senior season in high school and played in 11 games as a freshman.

Although Mergerson forfeits her scholarship, Conradt said she plans to stay in school.


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