By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor
Posted 11:25 AM EST, Mon., March 27, 2017
- On Tuesday, March 22, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball team received news that junior forward Brianna Turner will not be able to play for the remainder of the seasons after tearing her ACL in a Sunday night game against No.9 seed Purdue. The No.1 seed team defeated Purdue 88-82 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Turner is a candidate for national player of the year, the ACC Defensive Player of the year and a first-team All-ACC selection. Turner has a .619 field goal percentage, along with having blocked 86 shots this season.
The Irish will play in their first game without Turner on Friday against No.5 seed Ohio State in Lexington, Kentucky.
- The Carolina Panthers will have to do without quarterback Cam Newton during some offseason activities, as he will undergo surgery on his right shoulder next Thursday.
Newton suffered a torn rotator cuff during last season. However, the injury was deemed to not have caused any serious damage at the time.
Also undergoing surgery before training camp are wide receiver Damiere Byrd and defensive end Charles Johnson. Byrd will undergo a procedure for a knee injury, while Johnson will have a procedure for a back injury.
- As for the NBA, players like Tyson Chandler (Suns), Ronnie Price (Suns), Nemanja Bjelica (Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Heat), Chandler Parsons (Grizzlies), Darrell Arthur (Nuggets), Wilson Chandler (Nuggets) and Ramon Sessions (Hornets) are being benched due to a variety of injuries. Some will be ineligible to play for the rest of the season, including Bull star Dwayne Wade who suffered a fractured elbow.
- On Tuesday, the sports world mourned the loss of longtime Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause. Krause died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 77.
Krause was the Bulls general manager from 1985-2003. During his years with the franchise, he helped the team to six titles in eight years. He was a two-time recipient of the NBA’s Executive of the Year award.
Outside of the NBA, Krause had his fair share of work with MLB. He previously worked with the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, among other organizations.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Krause battled with osteomyelitis and suffered from heart problems, resulting in Krause undergoing multiple surgeries.