UConn Loses Freshman Gilbert & Diarra For Season


UConn took a major hit today when it was announced that freshmen Alterique Gilbert and Mamadou Diarra would be out for the rest of the season with injuries.

Th 6’0 Gilbert, a McDonald’s All-American, dislocated his shoulder in a win last week over Loyola-Marymount in which he was diagnosed with a torn labrum. The Miller Grove (GA) High product was a key part of the Huskies’ offense where he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0apg in 3 games.

Diarra, a 6’7 forward who hasn’t played a game yet this season, has been diagnosed with significant patellofemoral syndrome, where the Queens native has been experiencing intense knee discomfort with the stress on the knees.

This is UConn’s third player they have lost within the last week after redshirt-sophomore forward Terry Larrier tore his ACL in a game against Oregon.

The Huskies’, who are now 2-4, will face Boston University tomorrow at 7:30pm.

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