Huskies Lose Kellie Dalan To Stress Fracture Injury

Dec. 21, 2002

SEATTLE, Wash. - Husky senior forward Kellie Dalan (Edmonds, Wash.) suffered a stress fracture in her right foot and will be out for six weeks, Washington women's basketball coach June Daugherty announced Saturday.

Dalan, who has started all eight of Washington's games, had been feeling pain in her right foot and an X-ray performed after the Huskies' 83-56 win over San Francisco Friday night revealed the stress fracture. Dalan had been averaging 6.4 points and 2.5 rebounds a game. Senior Emily Autrey, who has averaged 11.1 points off the bench, will take Dalan's place in the lineup.

' It's very disappointing for this to happen during her senior year, seeing her work so hard and be playing so well, to have to sit,' Daugherty said. 'Fortunately, these are things that kids can heal and hopefully she'll be back within a month playing as well as she's been playing. We'll put Autrey in the lineup and everyone is going to have to pick it up, not just at the post, but at every position because it's important defensively rebounding-wise to offset what we've lost with Kellie out of the lineup.'

Dalan joins freshman Angie Jones and sophomore Kirsten Brockman on the injured reserve list. Jones is rehabilitating her right knee after undergoing ACL surgery on Nov. 22. She tore the same ACL as she did in high school during an Oct. 22 preseason practice. Brockman is out for the season recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in her left foot.

Freshman Jill Bell, who had surgery on her thumb Nov. 7, has been cleared to play by the UW training staff.

The Huskies (7-1) wrap up their non-conference schedule tomorrow when they host Iowa State at 1 p.m. PT at Bank of America Arena. UW opens Pac-10 play at Washington State Saturday, Dec. 28 in Pullman. The game will be televised live by Fox Sports Northwest and will tip-off in Beasley Coliseum at 1 p.m.

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