Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, Jenny Moshak, announced this afternoon that Lady Vols basketball rising sophomore Angie Bjorklund’s knee surgery at the UT Medical Center was a success.
“Dr. Greg Mathien, UT team orthopaedist, performed surgery on Angie’s right knee this afternoon,” Moshak said. “The surgery addressed a torn medial meniscus of her knee.”
According to Moshak, Bjorklund will begin rehab immediately and is expected to make a full recovery in four to six weeks. Bjorklund indicated the injury resulted from “ tweaking her knee” in the last two weeks.
As a freshman, Bjorklund played in all 38 games, 30 of which she started. She averaged 8.4 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 23.8 minutes. Bjorklund is the Lady Vols sharpshooter from outside and set a record for three-pointers made in a single game with seven on three occasions. She was also named the SEC rookie of the year for 2007.