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Morgan Tuck faces season-ending surgery

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The Connecticut Sun have lost promising rookie Morgan Tuck for the rest of this season

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Uncasville, CT — The Connecticut Sun have been rolling as of late, but today, they received some tough news, as rookie forward Morgan Tuck will miss the remainder of the season, per the team.

“Obviously I am really disappointed,” Tuck said. “But I plan to work extremely hard, and I expect to be back and ready to contribute next year.”

Selected with the third overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, Tuck appeared in 26 games, making three starts while averaging seven points with 74 rebounds and 29 assists. She made 17 three-pointers, and she scored in double figures six times with a career-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Seattle (6/10). She ranked fifth among WNBA rookies in scoring and rebounding.

“I feel terrible for Morgan that she will not be able to complete her first WNBA season on the court,” Sun head coach Curt Miller said. “She has a tremendous future with the Sun, and I am confident she will approach the rehabilitation process like the champion she is. I can’t wait to have her back with us next year.”

More details to follow.