Bears' Backup C N'diaye will have surgery to repair torn ACL

Updated: March 25, 2008, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. -- California backup center Rama N'diaye will undergo surgery next week to repair a torn ligament and cartilage in her right knee.

N'diaye underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed she tore her ACL and lateral meniscus during Saturday's first-round NCAA tournament win over San Diego.

N'diaye is expected to miss at least six months. Cal coach Joanne Boyle hopes to have her back for next season.

N'diaye injured the knee going for a loose ball in the second half of Cal's 77-60 victory. The Golden Bears lost 55-53 to George Washington in the second round Monday.

N'diaye averaged 6.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in her sophomore season.


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