Torn knee ligament sidelines Baugh

Updated: February 3, 2009, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee sophomore forward Vicki Baugh has a torn left knee ligament and will be out for the rest of the season for the Lady Vols (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP).

Trainer Jenny Moshak said Tuesday that tests confirmed that Baugh tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during the second half of Monday's 80-70 loss at No. 2 Oklahoma.

Baugh tore that same ACL during the Lady Vols' NCAA championship victory over Stanford in April.

The 6-foot-4 Sacramento, Calif., native has played a limited number of minutes since spraining the knee in practice on Jan. 1. She's played in 14 games this season, started 10 and was averaging 6.5 points per game and more than seven rebounds.

Moshak said Baugh will begin rehabilitation immediately.


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