Oregon guard Lexi Petersen out for the season after tearing ACL

Lexi Peterson tour her ACL and is out for the rest of the season. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Lexi Peterson tour her ACL and is out for the rest of the season. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Posted by Aubrey Wieber on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 1:20 pm.

Lexi Petersen, projected to lead women’s basketball in scoring, is out for the season with a torn ACL. The absence of the sophomore guard from Tukwila, Wash., will be a huge blow offensively to a team that looked unpolished in their opener.

Petersen led the team in scoring in both exhibition games, scoring 27 and 23. In the season opener against the Saint Mary’s Gaels, Petersen had a more modest 11 points but was one of the more aggressive players on the court. In the second half, she was key in a 9-0 run when she abandoned the three-point shot and drove to the rack.

Danielle Love and Jordan Loera are the most likely candidates to shoulder the scoring burden inflicted by Petersen’s injury.



  • Ballerbg25

    Feel real bad for her. I tore mine when I was playing junior college ball and it killed my basketball career. I thought she was gonna be the best player on this year’s team. Hope she kills that rehab and comes back stronger next season.