(May 9, 2012) -- Baylor All-American Brittney Griner broke her wrist following a longboarding accident, Baylor confirming the injury to 254Sports on Wednesday.
Coach Kim Mulkey told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that Griner will be in a cast for four weeks. Mulkey was attending an awards banquet in New York City on Tuesday night when she first revealed Griner was hurt.
This past season, Griner became a three-time All-American. She was named the AP Player of the Year, earned both the Wade and Naismith Trophies, was the Wooden Award winner, received the Ann Meyers Drysdale Player of the Year award from the USBWA, named the WBCA’s National Defensive Player of the Year and was the most outstanding player of both the Final Four and the Memphis Regional. In addition, Griner has earned numerous Big 12 Conference honors over her three seasons, including Big 12 Player of the Year twice and All-Big 12 honors three times.
The 6-foot-8 center from Houston, Texas, averaged 23.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and a nation’s high 5.2 blocks per game this season. With 2,425 points and 599 blocks to her credit, Griner is the first NCAA player to score more than 2,000 points and block more than 500 shots and needs just 65 blocks to become the all-time block shot leader.