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UW basketball: Tony Wroten Jr. out after knee surgery

Coach Romar Says Injury NOT Serious

Hmpf. It seems the Washington Huskies basketball team may start a bit slowly this season. Or at least that what the general public is thinking.


Its senior co-captain, Scott Suggs, had foot surgery last week and will miss two or more months.

Yesterday, highly regarded freshman Tony Wroten Jr. had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

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The good news is that the diagnosis isn’t nearly as grim for Wroten, a 6’5” point guard.

Coach Lorenzo Romar spoke to the Seattle Radio station 950 KJR this morning and was in a very reassuring mood.

“It’s going to be OK, it’s minor surgery, nothing huge at all,” Romar said. “In fact, I’d be surprised if he’s not on the floor doing drills with us next week.”

Romar added that the surgery was less serious than the procedure Washington Huskies running back Chris Polk had done earlier this season—and Polk is humming along just fine.

Romar said Wroten’s injury “has nothing to do with his cartilage or ligaments” and that it’s more just discomfort and soreness.

Romar isn’t too worried about the Huskies’ season outlook, either.

He claimed that the lineup isn’t set, that “there’s a lot more teaching to do this year” with seven freshmen on the team, and that no one should worry about UW not being ranked in the top 25 because “all that means is we’re not in the preseason Top 25.”

Suggs’ injury certainly stings but it at least looks like Wroten Jr.’s problem is nothing to worry about long-term.

Take a deep breath Washington + Dawgs fans. Get off that ledge.

All will be fine by March – TRUST me!

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  • Steve

    Hopefully Wroten doesn’t fall into the same fate that B.Roy currently has, a young talented local player (as local as one can get for Vancouver) who may see his spotlight dimmed by injuries

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