Stanford guard Hones tears ACL, out for season

Updated: November 26, 2008, 2:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford junior point guard JJ Hones suffered a knee injury Sunday against Rutgers and will miss the rest of the season.

Hones tore the ACL in her left knee in the first half of Stanford's 81-47 win over Rutgers. She was stripped of the ball while going up for a shot and came down, injuring her knee. No date has been set for knee surgery.

Hones tore the ACL in the same knee on Feb. 4, 2007 against California.

Hones missed Stanford's first two games of the season with a stress reaction in her right foot. She scored 12 points against New Mexico on Nov. 20 and had nine before being injured against Rutgers.

"We are all very disappointed to see this happen to JJ," Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer said in a statement. "She was playing spectacularly well at this early stage of the season and our team will miss her greatly. We know JJ will work hard in her rehab and we will look forward to her getting healthy and being back for two more years."

Stanford climbed to sixth in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.