UConn star Azzi Fudd still working her way back from knee injury

UConn's Azzi Fudd has not played since injuring her knee on Jan. 15. (David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports)

Azzi Fudd is still working her way back from injury for UConn women’s basketball. But with just two games remaining in the regular season for the No. 4 Huskies (24-5), her time is running short.

The team still does not have a timeline for her return, UConn coach Geno Auriemma said Friday, though she has been working out with assistant coach Morgan Valley.

“I’ll be ready when I’m ready,” Auriemma said Fudd told him.

The star sophomore guard first injured her right knee in a Dec. 4 loss to Notre Dame. While Fudd missed the next eight games, she returned on Jan. 11, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes off the bench in a dominant win over St. John’s.

In the very next game, though, she injured her knee again. That injury, which came in a Jan. 15 win against Georgetown, was new, not an aggravation of the previous injury, Auriemma revealed Friday.

The 20-year-old’s latest stint on the sidelines adds to her already troubling injury history. She tore the ACL and MCL in her right knee following her sophomore season at St. John’s College High School (D.C.), and she missed 11 games with a foot injury during her freshman season at UConn. She has played in just nine games this season.

Her injury also has spelled trouble for the depleted Huskies. They are playing the season without star Paige Bueckers, and they have dealt with a number of other injuries and absences. The toll could be catching up with them, as they have lost three of their last six games.

“At this time of the year, nothing’s fixable,” Auriemma said after the Huskies’ loss Tuesday against St. John’s.

UConn has two games remaining on its regular-season slate, a road game against DePaul at 2 p.m. Saturday and a home game against Xavier at 7 p.m. ET Monday.