Theairra Taylor out for season

Updated: October 21, 2010, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

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.


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