Fudd suffered the injury after bumping into teammate Aaliyah Edwards in the final minute of the first quarter. Head coach Geno Auriemma called a timeout so a trainer could look at Fudd’s knee on the bench. She ended up walking to the locker room and didn’t come back to the court until midway through the second frame.
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She ended up playing for a little over three minutes until Auriemma took her out because she “didn’t look like she could move,” out of an abundance of caution, according to CT Insider. Fudd went scoreless in 13 minutes (with two assists) before she left the game for good. UConn ended up losing to Notre Dame, 74-60. The double-digit loss was UConn’s first of the season.
Fudd had previously suffered a significant knee injury after tearing her ACL and MCL in 2019 and missed time last season with a foot injury. The Huskies are already down Paige Bueckers (torn ACL) and ice Brady (dislocated patella), and Caroline Ducharme and Dorka Juhász have already missed at least two games each due to injuries (Ducharme’s neck stiffness and Juhász’s broken thumb).
Fudd is averaging 20.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 2.7 dimes per game on 53.3 percent shooting and 42.6 percent from beyond the arc.