Andraya Carter’s troublesome right shoulder didn’t leave her with much of a choice.
After suffering injuries to the shoulder in three of Tennessee’s last four women’s basketball games, the Lady Vols freshman point guard consulted with her family and decided to undergo surgery. She will have the shoulder repaired this morning and miss the rest of the season.
“She could still play this year with the hope that (the shoulder) didn’t go out,” Warlick said on Wednesday, “but it came out twice in two games fairly easily. So it was their decision that if she could get a redshirt year, or a hardship year that they would do that.”
UT will apply for a medical hardship for Carter, who first suffered an injury to the shoulder during her senior season at Buford (Ga.) High School. Warlick said that Carter is under the limit in terms of games played this season.