STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- The NCAA has granted a medical hardship waiver to UConn forward Morgan Tuck, who underwent two knee surgeries and missed most of last season's national championship run.
The school announced Tuesday that Tuck, a junior academically, was awarded an extra year of eligibility and now has three remaining.
The 6-foot-2 Bolingbrook, Illinois, native played just eight games last season because of a bone bruise on her right knee. She averaged 7.5 points, including a career-high 19 during her last game on Jan. 7.
She sat out the rest of the season and underwent two surgical procedures to transplant cartilage into a spot where it was missing on the knee.
UConn said Wednesday that Tuck should be ready to play by the start of the upcoming season.