WACO, Texas -- Jhasmin Player will miss the rest of the
season for No. 6 Baylor after tearing the anterior cruciate
ligament in her left knee on Saturday.
Player, who was averaging 12.2 points, 6 rebounds and 3.5
assists, was injured on a fast-break layup in the first half of
Saturday's 63-49 win over Kansas State (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP).
In addition to the ACL tear, Player sprained her medial
collateral ligament. Baylor said Player would undergo ACL
reconstruction surgery later.
"Ever since Jhasmin set foot in our gym, she's been a huge part
of our success," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. "She got to play
21 games of her junior year and played an important part of the
team's success this season. She will continue to contribute the
rest of the year, just in a different way."