ND Women’s Basketball
Mychal Johnson to miss season after tearing ACL
Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Irish senior guard Mychal Johnson tore her ACL in practice Monday and will miss the entire 2017-2018 season, the program announced in a press release Monday.
In her three years with the program, Johnson has played in at least 26 games in each season, including starting three games last season. She played a career-high 15.8 minutes per game last season, and she totaled 32 rebounds and 27 steals in her 26 games played.
“Very tough for Mychal and for all of us,” Irish head coach Muffet McGraw said in the release. “We are heartbroken to lose her, and I am certain she will continue to be a leader for us and will find a way to help our team from the sidelines.”
The Irish returned seven players from last year’s Elite Eight team, but they will now be without two of those players for the upcoming season. Senior forward Brianna Turner announced Sept. 5 she would also miss the upcoming season after undergoing surgery for her own ACL injury in the team’s second round win in the NCAA tournament over Purdue last season.