Washington F Liz Lay To Miss Remainder Of Season
University of Washington sophomore Liz Lay will have surgery next month on her knee, which will end her season.
The announcement comes with a great deal of sadness for Coach Tia Jackson. After consulting with doctors, it was determined surgery was the best option to treat the severe case of patella tendinitis in her knee.
"It is unfortunate that we lose yet another player for the year. This team has been hit with so many injuries and it is with deep regret that I report Liz has suffered an injury that puts her out for the season," Jackson said. "She is someone who is so very impactful to our game and we will miss her physical presence on the court a great deal."
Lay played in three games this season, averaging a shade less than 10 minutes a game. She is the third Washington student-athlete to undergo season-ending surgery this year, joining freshman Amanda Johnson and senior Lydia Young.
Going forward, the team has hopes on preserving a year of Lay's eligibility.
"A medical redshirt will be requested with hopes that she will be able to regain this year of eligibility once she is healthy again," Jackson said. "We are here for Liz to support her during her rehabilitation period. She is in great hands with our medical team at Washington so it will allow all of us to breathe a little easier knowing she will be under the best care in the country."
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