UConn’s Aubrey Griffin to miss remainder of season after back surgery


UConn junior Aubrey Griffin will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing a back surgery to repair a disc injury, the Huskies announced Wednesday.

Her expected recovery is four months.

The forward had yet to play this season. An ankle sprain sidelined her during preseason before her back injury resurfaced, keeping her out. A veteran presence on the team, Griffin averaged 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 29 games last season.

The Huskies have been injury depleted so far this season. Star sophomore Paige Bueckers is currently recovering from surgery and is expected to return in February. Freshman Azzi Fudd has been out with a foot injury and as of Jan. 7 had yet to start running. Sophomore guard Nika Muhl recently returned from a foot injury.

Last Sunday saw UConn return to the court for the first time since Dec. 19, taking down Creighton 63-55.