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UConn's Akok out for season with torn left Achilles tendon

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn forward Akok Akok suffered a complete rupture of his left Achilles tendon during the Huskies' win over Memphis, the school said Monday.

The injury occurred during the first minute of Sunday's 64-61 victory after Akok had blocked a shot and was running back down court.

The extent of the injury was confirmed Monday by an MRI.

Akok will undergo surgery later this week and will miss the remainder of the season.

The 6-foot-9 freshman played in all 25 games for UConn, starting 24 of them. He averaged 5.8 points and 5.5 rebounds and his 66 blocked shots lead the American Athletic Conference.

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Updated February 17, 2020

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