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Surgery scheduled for basketball star Enemkpali

Posted February 10th, 2015

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Texas senior forward Nneka Enemkpali will have surgery to repair a torn knee ligament on Feb. 18, the team announced Tuesday.

Enemkpali tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Jan. 19 in a game at Baylor. She waited to have surgery to have swelling subside.

The Pflugerville High graduate led the Longhorns in scoring (12.4 ppg.) and ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 in rebounding (10.6 rpg.) at the time of her injury.

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Despite the injury, coach Karen Aston said she expects Enemkpali to be taken in this year’s WNBA draft in April. She would miss the WNBA season, which begins June 5.

Texas has had nine players miss games due to injuries for a total of 33 games this season.

That includes forward Nekia Jones, who will miss her second straight game Wednesday night at Oklahoma State with a sprained ankle.

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