Notre Dame guard tears ACL, out for rest of season

Updated: December 12, 2008, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame guard Brittany Mallory is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

The sophomore guard was injured in the overtime period of a 63-59 loss at Michigan on Wednesday night.

Notre Dame confirmed the injury on Friday following an MRI on Thursday.

Mallory played in seven games this season for the eighth-ranked Irish, few enough to place her within the NCAA guidelines for medical redshirt status. If she petitions for it and it's granted she would retain three years of eligibility.

She is expected to have surgery, but no date or rehabilitation timetable has been set.

Mallory was averaging career highs of 8.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.


Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press