Argens Out For Season With Torn ACL

Nov. 30, 2007

SEATTLE -- The left knee injury that Washington freshman forward/center Mackenzie Argens suffered in practice last week has been diagnosed as a torn ACL, UW women's basketball head coach Tia Jackson announced Friday.

Argens, a Seattle native and 2007 Roosevelt High School graduate, will miss the remainder of the season and is expected to undergo surgery during the Christmas break. The injury occurred in a Nov. 20 practice.

'I never want to see any of my players get hurt and it saddens me that Mackenzie has suffered an injury of this magnitude,' Jackson said. 'A medical redshirt will be requested with hopes that she will be able to regain this year once she is healthy again. She has a great group of women on this team to support her during this time, many who have experienced what she is going through right now. 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.'

Argens came off the bench in four games for the Huskies this season. She averaged 2.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, with her best performance coming at Gonzaga (Nov. 12) scoring five points and grabbing six rebounds.

Argens is the second Husky to miss the season due to an injury. Senior guard Dominique Banks is redshirting the year looking to get back to 100 percent after undergoing surgery to repair stress fractures in both of her legs last season.

Washington (3-4) is in the midst of a four-game homestand and will next host UC Irvine, Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at Bank of America Arena.

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