Doty Cleared to Workout

Junior guard Caroline Doty has been cleared to play and take part in workouts, a UConn spokesman confirmed Monday.

Doty, a 5-foot-10 redshirt junior, missed the 2010-11 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on Aug. 31, 2010. It was the third time she tore the ACL in a 23-month period. Originally, the plan was to clear Doty in early July, but she suffered a setback on June 29 when she sprained the knee while making a cut during a drill.

Doty is expected to move into the starting lineup at the point guard position and be ready for the season opener against Holy Cross on Nov. 13. Her return could be big piece to the puzzle as UConn strives to reach its fifth consecutive women's Final Four.

The first time Doty tore her ACL was before her senior year of high school, on Sept. 8, 2007. The second tear occurred on Jan. 17, 2009 as she took a pass from UConn teammate Maya Moore.

Doty has two seasons of eligibility remaining and has started 55 of 56 games at UConn in 2008-09 and 2009-10. She has averaged 7.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and has 169 assists in her UConn career.

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