As reported by the Danbury News-Times, January 22, 2009.
Doty Undergoes Surgery
By Rich Elliott
UConn freshman Caroline Doty underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. Team doctor Tom Trojian said the surgery went fabulous.
There had been some concern that more than one ligament could have been damaged, but that was not the case. The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Robert Arciero, was the second for Doty in 16 months.
There is no definitive timetable as to when Doty will be back on the court. She's looking at six to eight months of rehabilitation.
"I don't worry about that,'' UConn coach Geno Auriemma said.
"That's the danger. If she sets a date for herself and then pushes herself to make that date it could be counterproductive. The way I look at it is when you're ready you're ready. Whenever that is. I don't see her being able to truly feel comfortable, I bet you, until at least November, December.''
Doty suffered the injury attempting to control a pass from Maya Moore in transition with 27.9 seconds remaining in the first half of Saturday's 107-53 victory over Syracuse at the XL Center. She knew right away that her ACL had been torn during the play.
Doty started the first 17 games this season for the top-ranked Huskies, averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 23.9 minutes. She has three years of eligibility remaining.
"As far as keeping players involved, everybody does it a little differently,'' Auriemma said. "We feel like our kids are pretty connected and they stay involved. I don't have to do anything in particular. Our players take care of that on their own. Caroline will come to practice every day. She'll do her rehab. She'll go on all the trips with us once she's allowed to travel. She'll be no different than anyone else on the team except she won't be playing.''