Maryland point guard Vicki Brick (McDonogh) will be sidelined indefinitely after suffering a tear to her anterior cruciate ligament last Friday.
Brick, The Sun's 1997-98 and 1998-99 Player of the Year, underwent successful surgery in Baltimore on Monday and will miss at least half of the Terrapins' upcoming season.
Brick, a sophomore who started at point guard last season, was injured during a pickup game at Cole Field House on Friday afternoon. During surgery, doctors confirmed the only damage to the knee was the ACL. No other cartilage damage was found, and coach Chris Weller said the surgery was a success.
"Because Vicki is such a fit person, we expect her to make a full recovery from this injury," Weller said. "We're not going to put a timetable on it, knowing that she can very easily be back as early as January. If it takes longer than that to heal, then it does. We're not going to push her to come back before she's ready."
The Terps' leader in steals and assists as a freshman, Brick was the team's starting point guard for 26 of the 31 games.
Her 3.1 steals per game average was a conference best, and she was second in Atlantic Coast Conference history for steals by a freshman (95). She finished the season third in ACC history for steals (3.1) and assists (4.3) averaged by a freshman. Brick also averaged 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds.
Brick is the second former Sun Player of the Year at Maryland to suffer an ACL tear in less than a month.
Jen Biscoe, the 1999 Soccer Player of the Year, suffered the same injury during a soccer game Sept. 9, ending her season.