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UConn’s Caroline Ducharme in concussion protocol, Geno Auriemma sits with illness

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UConn Sophomore Guard caroline ducharm According to the school, she will miss at least two games because she is on concussion protocol.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma also missed Tuesday night’s Huskies’ 80-47 win over Butler due to illness. Associate head coach Chris Daly took over in his place.

Daley said of UConn’s injuries and illnesses this season, “Every other day one person comes back and one person is lost.” “Then the coach doesn’t feel good. It makes you tougher. It makes you stronger as a group.

Ducharme was injured during practice on Monday and has no plans to return, the school said.

After Butler’s game, the No. 5 Huskies (12-2) face Xavier on Thursday. Ducharm did not travel with the team. She has appeared in her 12 of her last 13 UConn games, starting four games and averaging 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds.

The Huskies have dealt with multiple absences this season. Paige Bookers Missing due to knee injury.guard Aji Fad She recently returned to basketball activities, but has not yet played after suffering a knee injury on December 4.

Dorka Juhas The player missed seven games with a broken thumb aubrey griffin After missing the last two games after testing positive for COVID-19, he returned with 15 points against Butler.

Only 3 huskies — Aaliyah Edwards, Lou Lopez Senechal When Ayanna Patterson – Played in every game this season.

UConn announced the absence of Auriemma, who had moved into the game, about 30 minutes before the information was provided. He also missed two games on December 18 and 21 due to illness.

Daley is 16-0 as a substitute for Auriema.

“When they say ‘the next guy is coming,’ that’s really what we have to do,” Daley said. “I can’t say enough about our players. I think everything we’re doing will help us going forward, it will only make this team even closer.”

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