UPDATE: 8:45 p.m. Saturday — This post has been updated to reflect that Rich posted on Twitter that received news later in the day that she has a complete ACL tear – not a partial – and will require surgery.
Allen County-Scottsville guard Morgan Rich confirmed Saturday via Twitter that she’s out for the rest of the basketball season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.
Rich left the Lady Patriots’ 60-46 win Friday at Monroe County in the second half with the injury, according to her mother, Michelle Rich.
The junior added on Twitter that she will have surgery as soon as the swelling subsides in her knee.
“Thanks for all the prayers guys,” Morgan Rich posted on her personal Twitter account. “… Out for the season. Heartbroken. But I’ll get through it.”
The injury put a sour end on what was a special night for Rich.
She left Friday’s game with 19 first-half points, which broke Stacy Felchner’s all-time career scoring record at ACS. Rich has 1,754 career points and played the 120th game of her career.
The Lady Patriots, widely considered one of the top 10 teams in the state, improved to 22-2 overall and 6-0 in District 15 with the win.
Rich was averaging 20.5 points per game for ACS coming into Friday’s contest. She’s being recruited by a host of schools, including Louisville, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee.
The Lady Patriots return to action at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood.