Greene to have surgery to repair torn ACL in right knee

Updated: December 19, 2007, 12:52 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut guard Kalana Greene will have surgery Friday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

Greene, a top defensive player for the second-ranked Huskies, was hurt in the first half of UConn's 97-39 win over South Carolina on Monday night. She was driving inside for a layup when she planted for the shot and her right knee slid out from under her as she collided with a South Carolina player.

Team officials said Tuesday that Greene will have surgery at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.

Greene, a junior from Saint Stephens, S.C., is averaging 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.


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