Kentucky point guard Thompson out for season

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Lexington, KY ( - Kentucky point guard Janee Thompson will miss the remainder of the season because of a broken fibula and dislocated left ankle.

Thompson was hurt during Sunday's game against South Carolina and underwent surgery Monday morning.

"We never want to see a player sustain an injury like that," said Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell. "We are particularly sad for Janee because she's worked so hard and has really come into her own. She will continue to make an impact on our team with her leadership. She will stay heavily involved and everyone will just have to raise their level up to contribute and make up for a tough loss. We are going to play as hard as we can for Janee and make sure we have a special season for her."

Thompson was hurt during the second half of the 68-60 loss to the top-ranked Gamecocks.

The junior from Chicago was averaging 10.1 points in 16 games entering Sunday.