Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Angie Bjorklund has knee surgery

SEC freshman of year has surgery to repair torn meniscus

Associated Press

Updated: July 8, 2008, 1:56 PM ET

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee shooting guard Angie Bjorklund underwent surgery Monday on her right knee to repair a torn meniscus.

The rising sophomore, a 6-foot native of Spokane Valley, Wash., says the injury came from "tweaking her knee" recently.

Lady Volunteers sports medicine director Jenny Moshak says Bjorklund will begin rehabilitation immediately and is expected to fully recover in four to six weeks.

As a freshman, she played in all 38 games of Tennessee's national title season and started in 30, earning The Associated Press' Southeastern Conference freshman of the year award along the way.

She averaged 8.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds and tied the school record for 3-pointers made in a single game with seven on three occasions.

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