KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee freshman center Kelley Cain
will undergo knee surgery and redshirt for the season, team
trainers said after the No. 1 Lady Vols beat No. 4 North Carolina
83-79 on Sunday night.
Cain twisted her right knee when she landed on another player's
foot during a practice in early November. She has been experiencing
swelling and irritation ever since and will have surgery on
Tuesday, Lady Vols trainer Jenny Moshak said.
"I just hate it for Kelley and our team,'' coach Pat Summitt
said. "We will definitely miss her presence.''
Cain missed several preseason workouts after suffering a
concussion during practice. She played in Tennessee's second
exhibition game against Carson-Newman, scoring 11 points and
grabbing 12 rebounds.
"She worked extremely hard this summer and was making an
impression in practice before she went out with her concussion,''
Summitt said. "When we got her back on the floor, Kelley looked
good going after the ball and getting a dozen rebounds in our game
The 6-foot-6 Atlanta native was a 2007 McDonald's and Parade
Sophomore point guard Cait McMahan is also sitting out the
season to recover from a June surgery on her right knee and is
expected to redshirt.