Torn ACL ends season for Kansas G Natalie Knight
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)
Kansas guard Natalie Knight will miss the rest of the season after tearing her right ACL, leaving the Jayhawks with just nine available players.
Knight, a two-year starter from Olathe, Kan., hurt her knee during a 78-75 overtime victory over No. 25 Iowa State on Thursday. The sophomore had scored a career-high 21 points and led an 18-point comeback before hurting her knee with 1:46 remaining.
Knight, who was averaging 8.3 points, is the fourth Kansas starter in the past five seasons to tear an ACL.
Forward Carolyn Davis tore her right ACL and dislocated her knee last Feb. 12, and fellow senior Angel Goodrich has torn the ACL in each of her knees. Connecticut Sun forward Danielle McCray tore an ACL while playing for the Jayhawks in 2010.
The Jayhawks (13-6, 4-4 Big 12) visit Kansas State on Saturday.