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Torn ACL ends season for Pearsall

Casey Pearsall drives to the basket during the Wilton High girls basketball team’s win over Brandford on Tuesday at home. (GretchenMcMahon / GretchenMcMahonPhotography.com)

Casey Pearsall drives to the basket during the Wilton High girls basketball team’s win over Brandford on Tuesday at home. (GretchenMcMahon / GretchenMcMahonPhotography.com)

An MRI on Tuesday in New York revealed that Wilton three-sport standout Casey Pearsall has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and will require reconstructive surgery, according to her dad, Steve Pearsall.

“Yesterday was a tough day,” said Steve. “But Casey’s spirit is surprisingly pretty good. She’s a fighter, and she has already set her goals for the recovery.”

Casey suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of the Wilton girls basketball team’s win over Branford in the opening round of the Class L state tournament. She was driving to the basket when the injury occurred.

An X-ray Monday night showed no fractures, but the torn ACL was apparent on the MRI.

The diagnosis means Casey will miss the rest of the basketball season as well as the upcoming lacrosse season. She has already accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at Notre Dame next spring.

“She will probably have the surgery in two to four weeks,” said Steve Pearsall. “The doctors think she can be ready to participate in the fall training with Notre Dame.”

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