Posted On: 01/21/18 4:30 AM

"It's not a crisis unless we make it a crisis." Those were the words of Hopkins coach Brian Cosgriff Saturday afternoon upon learning that his starting point guard Paige Bueckers will be lost to the team for the foreseeable future due to a nagging ankle injury. After dealing with the pain for several weeks, Bueckers had an MRI done which revealed a subchondral fracture with a deep bone bruise. "It has been bothering her all year," Cosgriff said. "She twisted it in fall league and just hasn't let it heal properly so we are shutting her down. She goes to see an ankle specialist on Thursday and we'll see what happens from there."

Bueckers missed Friday night's narrow 68-60 win over Eden Prairie, and was wearing a boot Saturday as her team rolled over Minneapolis North by a score of 77-44. "I think it has just been a build-up," she said. "I have injured this ankle a couple of times so they think it's an ongoing thing. I don't think it has been a hundred percent all season, but it hurt the last couple of weeks so I thought I would check it out. In the games my adrenaline is

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