UConn forward Terry Larrier lost for season with torn ACL

in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(WTNH)–A rough start to the season got even worse for the UConn men’s basketball team on Wednesday, as the Huskies were informed that star sophomore forward Terry Larrier will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Larrier, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from VCU, played in just four games for UConn this season. He suffered the injury early in the team’s Maui Invitational opener against Oklahoma State on Monday, which the Huskies lost 98-90.

The 6-8 forward had been averaging 13.5 points and 5 rebounds per game and led the team in scoring in losses to Wagner and Northeastern.

UConn spokesman Phil Chardis said Larrier and the UConn medical staff will meet with doctors on Monday to schedule surgery. Recovery period from such an injury is usually around eight months.

Larrier missed all of last season after transferring to UConn from VCU.

Chardis also said that there was no change in freshman point guard Alterique Gilbert’s status. Gilbert injured his shoulder in the Oklahoma State game.

The team will wait until it returns from Maui before making any decisions on Gilbert’s status.

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