UConn's Greene shelved 6-8 months after undergoing successful ACL surgery

Updated: December 21, 2007, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut wing Kalana Greene underwent successful surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

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

UConn spokesman Randy Press said the surgery Friday the UConn Medical Center in Farmington went well, and Greene should spend between six and eight months recovering.

Greene, a junior from St. Stephens, S.C., had been averaging 8.6 points and just over 5 rebounds per game.

Because the injury happened before the Huskies had played 30 percent of their games, she will be able to seek another year of eligibility.

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