Oct. 15, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff announced Wednesday that freshman Makayla Waterman is expected to miss the 2014-15 season. Waterman underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair her meniscus and ACL.
“We’re disappointed for Makayla that she’s going to miss this season but we’re very encouraged that the doctors were able to address what was wrong with her knee,” said McGuff. “We’re certainly optimistic that she’ll make a full recovery and be back to 100 percent by next season.”
Waterman suffered the injury in the team’s first practice on Oct. 6.
The Kettering, Ohio native, was a top-35 recruit nationally coming out of high school. She helped Fairmont to the 2013 Ohio Division I state title where she scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the championship game. Waterman was named to the 2013 state tournament Most Outstanding Player. She was part of a Buckeye recruiting class that was ranked as high as No. 2 in the country.