Nebraska women’s basketball guard Sam Haiby will miss the 2022-23 season with a leg injury, the team announced Friday.
Haiby was set to play her fifth season with Nebraska this year, having opted to return for her extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19.
In her first four years, the two-time team captain played a major role for the Huskers, playing over 20 minutes per game her freshman year and being a starter in each season since.
“We are obviously disappointed that Sammi will not be on the court with us this season,” Williams said in a statement. “But she remains a critical member of our team. We will continue to lean on her for leadership and guidance.”
Haiby was an All-Big Ten honorable mention last season, and made the conference’s second team in 2020-21. She’s averaged double-digit scoring numbers each season, currently sitting at No. 15 on the team’s all-time scoring list and No. 8 in all-time assists. She’s the only Husker to reach 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists.
In the 119 games Nebraska has played over the past four years, Haiby only missed two, both coming last season. She averaged the second-most minutes (27.1) for the Huskers last season, and was one of four to average double digits in scoring (11.0).