W. Hoops PG out for season with torn ACL

Just three games into the season, the Penn women’s basketball team has been dealt a significant blow. The team announced Friday that starting point guard Meghan McCullough has torn her ACL and is out for rest of the season. The injury came during the team’s most recent game on November 18 at Army.

This comes just a few weeks after Jackie Kates decided not to return to the team for her sophomore season. The injury to McCullough further depletes the Quakes' depth at guard while leaving the team without a true point guard.

Through the first three games of the season, McCullough led the team with 3.3 assists per game. She finishes the year with 3.3 points per contest while also averaging 2.7 rebounds per game.

Where the team will proceed from here is uncertain. The Quakers remains winless early in the season and now have a large hole to fill in their back court.

On the run: Henry Brooks’ rehabs torn ACL

Likely the main question for Penn basketball going into the 2011-12 season is what kind of depth there will be in the frontcourt. This hinges largely on the recovery of highly-touted recruit Henry Brooks.

The Atlanta native tore his ACL during the state playoffs in March. The injury may have been a blessing in disguise for Penn — Brooks was drawing interest from the likes of Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi State and Connecticut before the injury. Most of those backed off after the ACL tear, but Penn stuck with the forward and Brooks chose the Quakers.

Today the incoming freshman tweeted that he ran in physical therapy for the first time since the March 5th injury, a promising sign that he may be ready by the time tip-off rolls around.

ACL recoveries last anywhere from 4-6 months. Penn opens the season in about three and a half months.