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Rori Harmon out for the season with torn ligament in knee

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Naina Srivastava
Guard Rori Harmon during Texas’ game against Oral Roberts University on Nov. 29. Texas won 112-74.

On Friday, Texas women’s basketball’s announced that junior guard Rori Harmon will miss the remainder of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. 

Harmon released a letter to fans on social media detailing the injury, which occurred on Wednesday.

“Wednesday during practice, I tore my ACL in a non-contact injury,” Harmon writes. 


Head coach Vic Schaefer released his own statement on the situation. 

“We are heartbroken for Rori and our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during this difficult time,” coach Schaefer said. 

With Harmon out and the status of senior forward Taylor Jones still uncertain, the Longhorns’ task of defeating No.10 undefeated Baylor becomes much more difficult. 

Up until this point, Harmon leads the Big 12 conference in assists, is second in steals, 15th in points scored and 25th in rebounds, all while not being in the top 25 in minutes played. 

The injury to the star guard will more than likely force freshman forward Madison Booker into Harmon’s role as the primary ball handler. In various parts of the season, coach Schaefer has allowed Booker to run the offense, especially in the Longhorns’ last game against Jackson State. In that game, Booker got the start and took Harmon’s place.

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Emmanuel Ramirez, Senior Audio Producer
Emmanuel Ramirez is a journalism junior from Brownsville, Texas. Currently he works as the senior audio producer for Texan Overtime and previously was a general audio staffer. He enjoys throwing down on the grill and playing Smash Bros.