Phoenix women lose Murphy for the season with knee injury

    Green Bay has lost Karly Murphy for the season with a knee injury.

    GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Green Bay women's basketball team has not even played its second game of the season but the Phoenix has already suffered a second loss.

    After falling to Northwestern 57-55 in Tuesday's season opener, it was learned sophomore forward Karly Murphy suffered a season-ending knee injury in the game. Murphy, who was being counted on as a key player this season, played just one minute before suffering her injury.

    Coach Kevin Borseth issued a statement Thursday: "After evaluations from our medical staff, it has been determined Karly Murphy suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's game against Northwestern. She will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Karly will have the full support of our team and medical staff during this difficult time."

    Murphy was the Phoenix's leading returning scorer from last season as she averaged 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season (third on the team).

    Murphy is the second player Green Bay has lost to injury this season as junior Caitlyn Hibner will miss the season with an arm injury, which required Tommy John surgery.

    Green Bay next plays at 15th-ranked DePaul on Friday at 7 p.m.

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