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UConn men’s basketball walk-on Matt Garry out for season with knee injury

The junior fan-favorite tore his ACL and meniscus in practice last week.

UConn men’s basketball’s Matt Garry tore his ACL and meniscus in practice last week, according to David Borges.
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The UConn men’s basketball team received more bad news this week after junior guard Matt Garry is now out for the season with an ACL and meniscus tear, according to the New Haven Register’s David Borges.

The injury happened some time in the last “week or so,” Borges said.

The team has not made any official announcement about the injury yet.

Garry, a Southington, Connecticut native, began his UConn career as a student manager due to a schedule conflict despite making the roster his freshman year. He then joined the team as a preferred walk-on in the spring of 2019.

He has seen action in six career games with UConn, all of which were last season. He played three minutes in UConn’s contest with NJIT on Dec. 29, 2019 — his season-high — where he took four free throws but didn’t hit any of them. He picked up an assist in one minute of play against New Hampshire the week prior.

He is one of two Connecticut residents on the roster, alongside fellow walk-on Andrew Hurley — who is head coach Dan Hurley’s son.

UConn has currently paused team activities after a player tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. Other schools in the Big East have had to do the same, with both Marquette and Villanova spending at least 14 days on the shelf.