STORRS, Conn. (WTNH/AP) -- University of Connecticut freshman center Kiah Stokes is recovering after undergoing a surgery to repair a torn tendon.
UConn spokeswoman Sagan Byrne said the injury was not caused by a single event, but dates to problems the 6-foot-3 player had while competing for Linn-Mar High School in Iowa.
She helped her high school to a 26-0 record and the state title.
The surgery was Friday morning at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.
The university said the surgery was successful and she is expected to return to the team before the start of the upcoming academic year.
Stokes averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Huskies, who lost to Notre Dame in the national semifinals. She played 16 minutes in that game, scoring four points with four rebounds and two blocked shots.
Her father is Greg Stokes, who played basketball at Iowa.