The elbow injury suffered by University of Connecticut star Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis during Monday's 86-57 blowout of Stanford has been diagnosed as a nerve contusion, a University of Connecticut spokesman announced today. The junior wing went went down in obvious pain early in the second half.
"An MRI revealed the injury and the Anaheim Hills, Calif. native will be re-evaluated next week," said Pat McKenna, Connecticut's assistant director of athletic communications. "A time frame for Mosqueda-Lewis’ return is not determined at this time but should become more clear upon next week’s re-evaluation."
The Huskies will also be without the services of sophomore forward Morgan Tuck, who "has been experiencing swelling in her right knee since the beginning of the 2013-14 season due to a cartilage injury," according to McKenna. Dr. Robert Arciero performed arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday at the UConn Health Center and was able to successfully stabilize the cartilage.
The two injuries will leave the No. 1-ranked Huskies (2-0) shorthanded on Friday, when they will face their second Top-25 opponent of the week, No. 8/7 Maryland (2-0), in College Park. The game, which tips off at 6:00 p.m. EST, will air on ESPNU. Connecticut, which faces perhaps the toughest early schedule of any team in the Top 25, will also be without Mosqueda-Lewis and Tuck on Sunday when they take on No. 13/16 Penn State (2-0), again on the road at 12 p.m. Eastern. That game will air on the Big Ten Network.
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