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Micro-fracture knee surgery ends Banham's season

Rachel Banham gets a tougher surgery on her right knee.

Chris Poss - Swish Appeal

The Connecticut Sun announced today, rookie guard Rachel Banham will not play the rest of the season after having micro-fracture surgery on her right knee.

The rehab for the surgery is expected to be between four and six months.

Vice President, General manger Chris Sienko shared his remarks about knowing the surgery might yield something different, as originally she was going to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair her lateral meniscus teat.

"We knew the surgery might yield different results than we had hoped for. However, this puts Rachel in great position to rehab and return with no issues. We are united behind her and we are excited to have her return next season."

Coach Miller shared his thoughts on the lose of Banham for the rest of the year, "While we are obviously disappointed to lose Rachel for the remainder of the season, we remain tremendously excited about her bright future with the Sun."

Banham was the forth overall pick in the 2016 Draft. She appeared in 15 games this season.