Banks Undergoes Successful Surgery To Repair Torn ACL

UConn sophomore guard Brianna Banks underwent successful surgery at the UConn Health Center in Farmington today to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Arciero.

Banks, who has two years of eligibility remaining, is expected to be ready for the start of the 2013-14 season.

“I am very pleased that the procedure on Brianna’s knee was a success,’’ UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. “I know she will work extremely hard during the rehabilitation process and look forward to her being back on the floor next season.’’

Banks sustained the injury while committing an offensive foul in the lane with 10:02 left in the first half at St. John’s Feb. 2. She was involved in a collision on the play with St. John’s junior and Norwalk resident Briana Brown.

Banks, who scored in double figures in seven games this season, averaged 7.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.7 in 21 games.