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Blair Green expected to miss season with lower leg injury

Green suffered the injury in a closed scrimmage.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 SEC Women’s Tournament - Kentucky vs Mississippi State Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Kentucky Wildcats senior guard Blair Green sustained a significant lower-leg injury during a closed scrimmage today vs. EKU, and she’s expected to miss the 2021-22 college basketball season, the school announced.

The full details of Green’s injury will be confirmed in the coming days.

“This has been an emotional day for our program. Blair, her teammates and everyone in this program are hurting as we wrap our minds around potentially losing her for the season before it begins,” UK head coach Kyra Elzy said in a press release. “Blair Green exemplifies what being a Kentucky women’s basketball player is all about.

“Although it appears we have lost her on the court, her leadership off the court will still have an impact on our team this season. We will be here to support her through this and make sure she comes out better on the other side. I ask that Big Blue Nation fills her and her family with love and support right now.”

Green, a 6-foot guard from Harlan County (KY), played in 27 games (18 starts) last season, averaging 6.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game while shooting 33% from deep and 44.1% from the field.

The Wildcats return to action Thursday at 7 pm ET vs. Lee University for their only exhibition game of the season.