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Liberty’s Jocelyn Willoughby (quadriceps) out 6 weeks

Mar 3, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Virginia Cavaliers guard Jocelyn Willoughby (13) grabs a loose ball as Notre Dame Fighting Irish center Mikayla Vaughn (30) pursues in the first half at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

New York Liberty guard/forward Jocelyn Willoughby is expected to miss six weeks after being diagnosed with a partial tear of her left quadriceps tendon, the team announced Thursday.

Willoughby, 24, underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

She is averaging 6.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in four games (all starts) this season for the Liberty.

Willoughby did not play in 2021 after sustaining a torn Achilles’ tendon during a preseason scrimmage against the Connecticut Sun.

She averaged 5.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 17.4 minutes in 22 games (five starts) as a rookie with the Liberty in 2020.

A first-round pick (10th overall) by the Phoenix Mercury out of Virginia in 2020, Willoughby was traded to New York on draft night for guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

–Field Level Media