Feb. 26, 2012
WACO - Junior pitcher Whitney Canion suffered a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during softball's 2-1 win over North Texas on Sunday.
Canion was running out a grounder in the third inning when her left knee buckled as she planted on first base. The lefty will attempt to rehabilitate the leg in hopes of a return to the circle later this season.
"Whitney had an MRI that confirmed that the ACL was torn," said head coach Glenn Moore. "This is a heartbreaker because she is such a great representative of this team and university. She has battled injuries before, and she will face this one with the help of her teammates. We will rally around her, and the next players in line will rise to the challenge."
The 2011 All-American is Baylor's all-time leader in strikeouts (899) and holds a 68-33 record for her career. Canion is 5-1 with a 0.35 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 40.0 innings this season.