UK Women's forward, Merrill, suffers knee injury

Will miss the entire 2019-'20 season
Posted at 12:14 AM, Oct 10, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky women's basketball player, Deasia Merrill, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice. It will force her to miss the entire upcoming season.

UK head coach, Matthew Mitchell, announced the injury on Tuesday. “Deasia injured her knee on a very tough play in practice last week. She was playing very hard, preparing for a successful season. Unfortunately, the injury is season-ending but Deasia has shown remarkable resilience since the injury,” Mitchell said. “We are confident she will learn many valuable and character-strengthening lessons during this part of her journey. Our medical team is fantastic, and her teammates and her coaches will support her fully on her road to recovery.”

Merrill was the 5A Player of the Year in Georgia after averaging 26 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals and 4 blocks per game.