Tennessee Lady Vols guard Te’a Cooper will miss the upcoming 2016-2017 season due to a left knee injury.
UT women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced Cooper’s injury on Wednesday afternoon.News of Cooper's injury came shortly after Andraya Carter announced she is ending her basketball career
Warlick said Cooper injured her knee while playing pick-up basketball at home.There is no timetable for possible surgery for Cooper as of Wednesday afternoon. Warlick
said the team does not know what kind of knee injury Cooper sustained yet either.
Cooper, who is from Powder Springs, Ga., finished fourth on the team in scoring at 8.6 points per game. She also averaged 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
As a freshman last season, Cooper scored in double digits in 15 games, and was one of four Lady Vols to appear in all 36 games.
Tennessee’s season ended on March 27 in an 89-67 loss to Syracuse in the Elite Eight. The Lady Vols finished with 22-14 record in 2015-2016.
Tennessee opens its upcoming season on Nov. 7 in an exhibition game at Thompson-Boling Arena against Carson-Newman.