Kalpana Beach, a redshirt sophomore on the Ohio State women's basketball team, reinjured her surgically repaired right knee this week and faces possible further surgery.
Kalpana Beach, a redshirt sophomore on the Ohio State women’s basketball team, reinjured her surgically repaired right knee this week and faces possible further surgery.
A starting forward for the Buckeyes as a freshman, Beach missed the 2012-13 season after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in the knee. She spent the past six months rehabilitating, with the expectation of returning to the court in November. Now that is on hold.
Beach announced the injury on her Twitter account: “Tore my ACL and MCL again … I can’t believe this at all, but I’ll be back. … Went up for a rebound and came down on one leg and it bent in."
She declined to comment further yesterday. The first injury occurred in October 2012 on a rebound during practice. She did describe what happened a few days after the injury.
“I landed on my right leg, and it bent,” Beach told The Dispatch then. “All my weight went on it. I knew right away, yeah. I felt it pop.”
The Ohio State medical staff is calling the injury “a right knee sprain” because swelling needs to go down before Beach can undergo an MRI to assess the damage. There is no timetable for her return.
Beach started 30 games for the Buckeyes in 2011-12 and averaged 5.1 points and 4.7 rebounds.
— Jim Massie