Holly Warlick on Lady Vols' win over Mississippi State
Isabelle Harrison underwent surgery Friday to repair the lateral meniscus in her left knee.
Tennessee's news release about the procedure didn't address when the 6-foot-3 sophomore center might be back. But it didn't rule out a possible return later this season.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Greg Mathien and Dr. Russell Betcher of the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic.
Harrison had been diagnosed with a lateral meniscus injury before Monday's game against Notre Dame. She sat out two days of practice but then participated in the team's shooting practice and was cleared to play.
She scored six points and grabbed five rebounds against the Irish before going down with 5:07 left in the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Harrison had to be helped to the locker room. She returned to the team bench in the second half on crutches with the knee packed in ice.
After further evaluation on Tuesday, Harrison was scheduled for surgery on the lateral meniscus. She didn't play in Thursday night's 88-45 victory over Mississippi State. She won't be traveling with the team on Saturday for Sunday's game against Missouri.
Harrison is averaging 10 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season. She started 17 of the 19 games in which she played. She set single-game career highs for points (18), rebounds (15), blocks (7), steals (6) and assists (three) this season.
After Thursday's victory, UT head coach Holly Warlick anticipated Friday's developments. She also addressed the uncertain future regarding Harrison's recovery
"I'd love to have her back, but not at the expense that it's going to hurt her down the road," Warlick said. "It's a waiting game right now."