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Liberty’s Betnijah Laney out for eight weeks after knee surgery

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New York Liberty wing Betnijah Laney will be out for roughly eight weeks after undergoing successful surgery on her right knee, the team announced Wednesday.

Laney is expected to begin rehab in the coming days after the arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, a surgery performed on torn meniscus cartilage.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams and Dr. Gabriella Ode, the team’s orthopedic surgeons. Laney joined the Liberty’s injury report on May 23 and has not played in a game since.

In four games before that, Laney had been averaging 13.3 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

The Liberty have had a rough start to the season, with both Jocelyn Willoughby and DiDi Richards still out with injuries. Lorela Cubaj has also been out due to concussion protocols.

New York lost its most recent game 92-61 against the Seattle Storm on Sunday and has won just one game so far this season. Next up, the Liberty will play the Indiana Fever on Wednesday.