UConn freshman Azzi Fudd will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a foot injury she has been nursing since the summer, according to coach Geno Auriemma.
"She's not going to be playing for a while," Auriemma said following the team's practice on Wednesday. "There's a beginning of a stress reaction, and it's best to be cautious. It's a long season, and even more importantly, it's a long career for her."
There is no timetable for Fudd's return, but Auriemma said she will be reevaluated in two weeks. During that span, UConn (3-1) has games against Seton Hall, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and UCLA.
"She's a really tough kid," Auriemma said. "She never wants to sit out. She thinks she can do anything. She tried playing through it and it's just not working."
Fudd was the nation's top-ranked 2021 recruit. She was the first sophomore in history to be awarded the Gatorade National Player of the Year award for girls' basketball.
She has appeared in each of Connecticut's four games this season, averaging 7.5 points and 19.5 minutes per game coming off the bench. Her best performance came against USF, when she shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc to score 18 points.