Huskies lose Polley for season. The Press Release.
UConn Athletic Communications
Jan. 12, 2020
STORRS – UConn men’s basketball junior forward Tyler Polley suffered tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus in his left knee during practice on Friday and will be lost to the Huskies for the remainder of the season.
Surgery to repair the damage has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17. The typical recovery period for such injury’s spans from seven to nine months.
The non-contact injury occurred during the latter part of practice and the diagnosis was confirmed after an MRI.
Polley (Miramar, Fla.), who had started every game this season for the Huskies, was coming off perhaps his finest performance as a Husky, scoring a game-high 19 points, grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds, with no turnovers in 35 minutes of play as he led UConn to a 67-61 win over Tulane on Jan. 8 in Gampel Pavilion.
This season, Polley was averaging 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds – both career-bests – and was shooting .417 overall and a team-leading .405 from three-point range. In his three-year UConn career, Polley has played 80 games, staring 57, and has scored 508 points, grabbed 159 rebounds, and hit 97 three-pointers.
The Huskies have 16 games remaining in the regular season, starting with Sunday’s game against Wichita State at the XL Center in Hartford.