Lavender Briggs will miss the rest of Maryland women’s basketball season with a knee injury, the team announced Friday.

Briggs hurt her knee in the second quarter of Maryland’s game against Rutgers on Wednesday. The graduate senior averaged 8.7 points per game and scored in double figures five times this year.

Briggs missed five games earlier this season with a lower body injury, but has been crucial to the Terps’ rotation since her return. She started three times and averaged 32.7 minutes in the seven games before Wednesday’s injury.

The Terps now have three players out for the year with injuries. Riley Nelson and Emma Chardon both tore their ACLs earlier this season. With Briggs out, Maryland loses one of its best defenders and a scoring punch off the bench.

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“You’re not going to be able to do it with just one person,” coach Brenda Frese said about replacing Briggs’ impact on the court.

Maryland has just seven healthy players who average more than 10 minutes a game. Frese said she expects freshman Emily Fisher, who currently plays 12.8 minutes a game, to step up in Briggs’ absence.

“She’s no longer a freshman anymore, and she’s going to be thrusted into it,” Frese said.