UConn guard Caroline Ducharme undergoes hip surgery

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn women's basketball player Caroline Ducharme has undergone surgery on her left hip and is expected to be ready for the 2022-23 preseason.

The procedure Thursday repaired damage from an injury the rising sophomore suffered before arriving at UConn, the school said in a statement Friday.

Ducharme, who made the All-Big East second team as a freshman, was to begin a rehabilitation program Friday.

The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 9.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 31 games during her freshman season, making 11 starts. She played a key role for the Huskies after the team lost guards Azzi Fudd and Paige Bueckers for weeks due to injury, averaging better than 17 points a game during a two-month stretch in the middle of the season.

Ducharme revealed Thursday on social media that she'd undergone surgery, posting photos and a short video on Instagram showing her teammates at her bedside and commenting, "lol, it's not my birthday, it's the first birthday of my new hip."

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Updated April 29, 2022

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