IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa guard Theairra Taylor is expected to miss the season after tearing a ligament in her left knee.
Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder said Thursday that Taylor tore the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus during preseason practice.
Taylor, a sophomore, tore her right ACL last December and missed the rest of the 2009-10 season.
Bluder also says guard Trisha Nesbitt ruptured the plantar fascia in her right foot and will be sidelined for at least a month.
Iowa, which is seeking its fourth straight trip to the NCAA tournament, opens against Southern on Nov. 12.