The UConn Huskies season took a big blow during the first game of the Maui Invitational on Monday night.
In a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Terry Larrier, the 6-foot-7 sophomore swingman from the Bronx, tore the ACL in his left knee and has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
UConn was off to a slow start this season and this injury will only exacerbate the problem.
Larrier was their leading scorer through their first three games, including the game-winner against Loyola Marymount. Larrier was averaging 13.5 points, five rebounds and 1.8 assists per game at the time of his injury.
Larrier went down awkwardly during Monday’s game against the Cowboys and was not able to make it off the court under his own power; he received assistance from several members of the UConn staff before disappearing into the locker room.
The severity of the injury was not immediately known, and the team waited until Tuesday, when the swelling had gone down, to have an MRI. The MRI revealed the tear and UConn made the announcement the following day.
All the more frustrating for Larrier is the fact that he sat out all of last season due to NCAA transfer rules. He was off to fast start this year, but will find himself watching from the bench again this season.
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