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Spuds’ Miss Basketball candidate Haiby has tear in her left knee

Grace Steichen, right, of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton reaches for a loose ball with Sam Haiby of Moorhead during their basketball game Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Moorhead High School. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Moorhead senior point guard and University of Nebraska commit Sam Haiby tore the lateral meniscus in her left knee against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Friday.

After knee surgery Thursday, the Moorhead senior guard, University of Nebraska commit and Miss Basketball candidate found out she will only miss a couple of weeks. She said she will be back this season.

In the last couple of days, she's heard speculation ranging from a couple weeks to six months for her recovery. Thursday, she got the answer she wanted.

"To think I might not be able to put on the Spud sweater for basketball or baseball again was tough," Haiby said. "Definitely thankful I'll get to wear the Spud jersey again."

Haiby wasn't exactly sure when she hurt her knee, but it was at some point during the first half against Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Friday, Dec. 29. She played all but four minutes in the second half.

"After the first half, it felt really swollen and stiff," Haiby said. "I thought it might be a hyperextension of the knee. It got a little bit better over the weekend, but I went to the doctor anyway."

Through the first 11 games this season Haiby was averaging 29.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.1 steals, 3.5 assists per game, while shooting 47 percent from the field, for the No. 10-ranked Spuds.

The Spuds will be in Detroit Lakes to take on the Lakers Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy is a sports reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school and college sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota since 2009 and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so.

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