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(Updated) What was the most upsetting injury in the last 10 years?

What was the most upsetting injury in the last 10 years?

  • Omar Calhoun (2012-2013)

    Votes: 8 6.2%
  • Ryan Boatright (2014-2015)

    Votes: 10 7.8%
  • Alterique Gilbert (2016-2017)

    Votes: 19 14.7%
  • Alterique Gilbert (2017-2018)

    Votes: 26 20.2%
  • Terry Laurier (2017-2018)

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Jalen Adams (2018-2019)

    Votes: 6 4.7%
  • Tyler Polley (2019-2020)

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Akok Akok (2019-2020)

    Votes: 38 29.5%
  • James Bouknight (2020-2021)

    Votes: 34 26.4%
  • Tyrese Martin (2021-2022)

    Votes: 4 3.1%
  • Adama Sanogo (2021-2022)

    Votes: 11 8.5%

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McLovin

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IMO it’s Akok for 2 reasons.

1) besides Bouk (and Bouks was never a career ending type injury) he had the most pro potential of anyone listed above

2) he would have been a key piece to last years potential tournament run and has been a non-factor so far on this years team (and now with Sanogo out we really could use him playing to his pre-injury potential)
 
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IMO it’s Akok for 2 reasons.

1) besides Bouk (and Bouks was never a career ending type injury) he had the most pro potential of anyone listed above

2) he would have been a key piece to last years potential tournament run and has been a non-factor so far on this years team (and now with Sanogo out we really could use him playing to his pre-injury potential)
agreed. we were also just coming out of the wilderness of three losing seasons, and his play and enthusiasm was so thrilling to watch to start that season. plus, of all of these injuries, achilles is by far the scariest.
 
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The answer is Jerome Dyson and it's not close. I know it's just outside the 10 year window but it still stings to this day.

Agreed, they all suck but I am very confident UConn would have 5 titles if this didn't happen. I can't remember a team making a Final Four without their starting SG. That team, in my opinion, is one of the best in school history that gets overlooked by some of the others. They were so damn good
 

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The answer is Jerome Dyson and it's not close. I know it's just outside the 10 year window but it still stings to this day.
I was going to say the same. That injury was worse than all of the aforementioned combined. Cost us a championship - none of these injuries listed cost us anything...we weren't winning squat to begin with. Also, his name is Andre Dyson around here.
 
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Went with Alterique’s second injury.
Felt so bad for him
I voted Akok, but this is my second choice. We were actually playing well that season (beat Oregon, playing MSU close) until AG got hurt. Having multiple surgeries on the same shoulder is brutal (I know from personal experience) and it obviously derailed Alterique's career.
 
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After Omar Calhoun's freshman year, I thought he was going to be UConn's next great player. He lost so much mobility with that hip injury. He had the sweetest stroke on the pull-up. Very hard to guard.
Maybe I'm misremembering, but I thought that he had been playing hurt all year and only became unplayable after the surgery.
 
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Maybe I'm misremembering, but I thought that he had been playing hurt all year and only became unplayable after the surgery.
I thought he was healthy until he started having hip issues. He didn't have the surgery until later, right? At some point in his sophomore year?
 
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I was going to say, what about Dyson and then realized you said last 10 years... god damn getting old
 

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Omar hurt the most for me. He was never remotely the same player after the surgery and appeared to be on his way to a very promising career.

Time will tell with Akok as he is a close second for me.
 
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Akok may have been the most emotional but his injury led to the emergence of Whaley. Another that is sad and not mentioned here was Mamadou's inability to play here. So glad he was still able to find a role with the team.
 

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Dyson for selfish reasons, Gilbert's second for lots of reasons and Tyrese because I feel it will hurt the most
Bouknight? yeah ok
 
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Alteriques first one.

It changed everything.
Thats what I voted along with Akok. Didn't Alterique and Larrier get hurt the same season within a few games of each other? Not for nothing, but this is a depressing thread. For the most part, we had pretty good luck with injuries as a program up until the Dyson Injury in 2009. Then, we were good for a few years after that, but since like 2016, we have major injures like every season. Thats really demoralizing.
 

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