UCLA Striker Kara Lang out for Season With Knee Injury

The redshirt senior, who ranks fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and one assist, suffered the injury in the 21st minute in the 2-0 win Friday over Cal State Northridge.

It’s a “re-tear” of the right ACL the Canadian international originally tore in her sophomore year, which forced her to miss the entire 2006 season.

“I feel extremely sorry for Kara to have suffered this type of injury during her senior year,” said UCLA Coach Jill Ellis. “She is a vital part of this program and I know she will continue to be with us and support this team in some capacity the rest of the season. Kara is a strong individual, and I have full confidence that she will rebound from this injury and continue to have a successful soccer career.”

UCLA has plenty of scoring punch elsewhere, but the injury occurred just as Pac-10 play was about to begin.

Lang set UCLA freshman records for both goals and assists in 2005, but her college career is now over.

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