LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Tough news for the University of Louisville women's basketball team tonight. Cardinals coach Jeff Walz announced that sophomore forward Shawnta' Dyer is out for the season after tearing the ACL and MCL in her left knee in practice on Sunday.
Dyer will miss the rest of this season. Her recovery time is estimated at six months.
She had just posted a career high with 14 points in a loss to Colorado over the weekend. In 10 starts this season she was the team's second leading rebounder with 5.5 per game and was averaging 7.5 points. Dyer redshirted her first season on campus with a fractured heel before averaging 7.3 points and 5 rebounds per game.
"We are very sad for Shawnta'," U of L coach Jeff Walz said in a release. "She has been one of our most consistent players the last year and a half. She has been through a lot, having to sit out her freshman year with the heel injury and coming back with an outstanding redshirt and sophomore season. We know she will have a great recovery and will give it her all during her six months of rehab. The team is keeping their heads up and will rally around Shawnta’. There is now an opportunity for the other players that have not had a lot of playing time to step up and produce for our ball club.”