TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)Arizona forward Lauren Ware will miss the 2022-23 season with a right knee injury, leaving the 19th-ranked Wildcats without a key frontcourt reserve.
Arizona announced Friday Ware suffered a second patellar dislocation during a workout in August and elected to have it surgically repaired.
Ware originally injured her knee during a game against North Dakota State last December and missed four games.
Arizona coach Adia Barnes said Ware was injured after banging knees with a teammate during a workout. She had been rehabilitating the injury in hopes of playing this season before meeting with the school medical staff and deciding on surgery.
The 6-foot-5 Ware averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds last season.
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