STORRS, Conn. (AP) — All-American forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis will miss three to six weeks for No. 1 Connecticut because of mononucleosis.
The school announced her absence on Friday, leaving the unbeaten Huskies with just eight healthy players.
The junior is averaging 12 points and almost five rebounds for UConn. She already missed eight games earlier this season with a nerve contusion on her right elbow.
"At least with my arm, I could run, I could be on the bike, I could do some activity," Mosqueda-Lewis said after practice Friday. "With this, I can't do anything at all and it just sucks."
Coach Geno Auriemma said Mosqueda-Lewis began noticing something was wrong a week ago. She played against Louisville and scored 13 points, despite leaving the game for treatment after falling hard on her left elbow.
She has not practiced since and received the diagnosis this week, Auriemma said.
The Huskies started the season with an 11-player roster and just nine scholarship players after enrolling a recruiting class of one — guard Saniya Chong. Auriemma doesn't always field a full roster of 15 players, recruiting only those he feels fit the program.