UConn's Bueckers suffered fracture, may miss up to 2 months

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn star Paige Bueckers suffered a fracture just below her left knee and will be sidelined for up to two months, the school said Tuesday.

Last season's women's college basketball player of the year was dribbling up the court with under 40 seconds left in Sunday's 73-54 victory over Notre Dame when she stumbled and came down awkwardly. She had to be carried off the court.

The school said an MRI and CT scan showed she suffered a tibial plateau fracture, which is a break of the tibia bone that extends into the knee joint. It has a recovery time estimated at between six and eight weeks.

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