Senior guard Carli Tritz announced the end of her playing career due to chronic knee pain on Tuesday, Oct. 1. A three-year standout player for the Bluejays, Tritz closes her playing career with 1,041 points, 183 steals and 311 assists. A nine-time Newcomer of the Week as a freshman during the 2010-11 season, Tritz entered her sophomore season with some knee discomfort. An MRI revealed a meniscus tear and arthroscopic knee surgery was scheduled. Tritz didn’t miss any time during the 2011-12 season, leading Creighton to the NCAA Tournament.
During the 2012 summer it was confirmed that the cartilage in the right knee had deteriorated to leave just bone-on-bone. Tritz continued to manage the pain throughout the 2012-13 season, but after an attempt to recreate some cushion in the knee with injections this summer, Tritz, rating her day-to-day pain as an eight on a scale of 1-to-10, decided to walk away.
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