Jones To End Career Due To Knee Injuries
Oct. 5, 2006
SEATTLE -- The playing career of Washington senior guard Angie Jones has come to a close due to injuries, Husky women's basketball coach June Daugherty announced Thursday. Jones will remain with the team for her senior year and serve as a student assistant coach for the 2006-07 season.
Jones, a product of Holy Names Academy in Seattle, has sustained multiple injuries to her right knee since her junior year of high school that have resulted in a build up of arthritis. She has undergone two ACL surgeries and two meniscus surgeries during that time, all on the same knee.
Jones suffered yet another injury to her right knee in one of the Huskies' practices prior its foreign tour to Italy in August. She sprained two ligaments (MCL and PCL) in her knee, in addition to suffering a hamstring strain and a bone bruise.
'It's an unfortunate loss that Angie can't continue her career as a player,' Daugherty said. 'She has shown great courage through several injuries and has worked so hard to come back from each of them. It's disappointing that she can't continue her senior year but we are excited that she will continue to work on her degree and contribute to our success as a student assistant.'
Jones missed her junior year at Holy Names Academy after suffering a torn ACL in her right knee. She then tore the same ACL in a preseason practice during her freshman year at UW (2002-03). Since then, she underwent meniscus surgeries in August, 2004 and September, 2005.
Jones played in 51 games for the Huskies, starting four. She averaged 1.9 points per game and shot 34.2 percent from the field.