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Melstone's Draya Wacker suffers second knee injury, will miss upcoming season for Montana Lady Griz

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Oct 20, 2022

MISSOULA — The Montana Lady Griz program announced Thursday that true freshman Draya Wacker will miss the upcoming season.

Wacker, a guard from Melstone, sustained a left knee injury in practice last month, according to a UM media release. The school announced that Wacker underwent surgery at the end of September.

“We’re sad and devastated for Draya,” said second-year Lady Griz coach Brian Holsinger in the release. “She was showing flashes of being her old self and really playing well. This is one step in her journey. We preach about going through hard times and persevering through hard times, and at the end of it, you’ll be better. Draya will be better.”

Wacker finished her prep career with the Broncs as one of the most decorated basketball players ever, having scored 2,300 career points.

Wacker sustained an ACL injury to her right knee in her junior season but was back to compete in her senior year.