USF hoops standout Laura Ferreira out indefinitely
USF junior F Laura Ferreira, the No. 2 returning scorer for the Bulls women's team, is out indefinitely with a plantar fascia injury that could force her to take a redshirt this season.
Bulls coach Jose Fernandez, whose team opens its season Nov. 15 against the University of North Florida, confirmed the injury to the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.
"We continue to monitor her status," Fernandez said, "and at the present time we do not have a definite timeline on her return to practice, and if this foot injury is something that she is going to be able to play through."
Ferreira, a longtime member of the Portuguese national team, missed seven games last season with the same ailment. In 28 games, she averaged 9.6 points and 4.4 rebounds, creating matchup issues on the perimeter due to her length (5-foot-11) and long-range ability (33 3-pointers).
Her absence leaves 6-foot sophomore Kitija Laksa (12.6 ppg) as the only returning Bulls player to average more than six points last season.