NORMAN — Oklahoma freshman guard Maddie Manning has torn the ACL in her right knee and is out for the season.
Manning earned her first three career starts in Oklahoma’s sweep of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu last weekend, scoring 10, 11 and 12 points in the wins over Arkansas, Oregon and Hawaii, respectively.
“She earned it,” OU coach Sherri Coale said of Manning’s elevation.
“We competed and said whoever does the best job in practice this week is gonna get the nod. She earned it and took advantage of it.”
But Wednesday in practice, Manning fell to the floor with the knee injury. The Ankeny, Iowa, native was able to walk off the court herself, which made the injury seem like it might be less serious than it actually was.
Manning will have surgery at a date to be determined, and her rehabilitation timetable is approximately six months.
Through six games, Manning averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds and was the team’s leader in field goal percentage (.625).
Oklahoma hosts Northwestern (La.) State tonight at 7 p.m. inside Lloyd Noble Center.