CU Buffs women’s basketball loses Aubrey Knight to season-ending shoulder injury

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Sophomore Aubrey Knight will undergo shoulder surgery next week and will be lost for the remainder of the season for the Colorado women’s basketball team.

The season already is over for Aubrey Knight.

Following her team’s 76-64 win against visiting San Jose State Thursday night, Colorado women’s basketball coach JR Payne confirmed that Knight, a sophomore forward from Ventura, Calif., will be lost for the season due to a shoulder injury. The left-handed Knight will undergo surgery on her right shoulder next week for the second time in about nine months.

Knight missed three games late last season due to the same injury, and went through surgery shortly after the season was complete. After averaging six points and five rebounds off the bench in the first two games of the season, Knight re-injured her shoulder on Nov. 23 at Nevada. In two-plus games Knight went 4-for-8 from the floor and 5-for-6 at the free throw line.

While being unable to provide the particular medical details, Payne said the surgery Knight will undergo next week will be a more intricate procedure than the one last spring in order to increase the chances of stabilizing Knight’s shoulder.

Knight is expected to redshirt and retain this season of eligibility.

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