Maryland women’s basketball star Angel Reese to miss about 12 weeks with foot fracture

Angel Reese dribbles up the court during Maryland's 112-78 win over Towson on Dec. 3, 2020 at Xfinity Center. Reese later left the game with a right foot fracture. (Eric Harkleroad/The Diamondback)

Maryland women’s basketball guard/forward Angel Reese suffered a right foot fracture Thursday against Towson, a team spokesperson announced. She is having surgery this week and is expected to miss approximately 12 weeks.

Midway through the first quarter, Reese committed a foul and was taken out of the game. She was unable to put much weight on her right foot and required crutches and assistance to walk off the court. She would return in the second half to watch on the bench with a boot on her right foot.

[Fueled by strong defense, Maryland women’s basketball rolls past Towson, 112-78]

Reese has started all four of the Terps’ games this season, averaging 13.3 points, seven rebounds and a team-leading 1.5 blocks per game. She was named one of the Big Ten’s Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday.

After Reese left Thursday’s game, Maryland relied heavily on the combination of Chloe Bibby and Mimi Collins to replace her. Head coach Brenda Frese said those two will help fill the gap left by Reese, while Faith Masonius could factor more heavily in the rotation.

“We tried some different lineups tonight,” Frese said after Thursday’s game. “Obviously, it’s an incredible opportunity for both Mimi and Faith as we work through with the lineup.”

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