Stanford senior Andy Brown's career ends due to fourth ACL tear

Andy Brown (USATSI)
Stanford forward Andy Brown has suffered another knee injury. (USATSI)

Talk about a player with miserable luck. It was announced Wednesday night that Andy Brown will miss the entirety of the 2013-14 Stanford season because of an ACL tear in his right knee.

Brown suffered the tear during a team workout on Tuesday morning. Brown has tore his ACL four times in his basketball career, three of which have come since 2009, when he arrived at Stanford. This is the first ACL tear to his right knee.

"Everyone associated with our program is saddened by Andy’s latest injury,” Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. “Nobody has worked harder to get back into playing shape, having already experienced three tears and waiting two full years before putting on a uniform. What makes this even more disappointing is Andy had already passed the initial test of getting back on the court. He was a highly-productive player for our team last year and we were fully counting on him to be a key contributor again this season. More importantly, his presence and leadership will be extremely difficult to replace. Andy is a fighter, he will bounce back and has the full support of the Stanford basketball family.”

Brown averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds last season in 20 starts. This injury means Brown's career in basketball, or at least at Stanford, is over. He said in a statement: "I just want to thank all of my teammates and coaches during the past four years who have always been there to support and encourage me. I never would have been able to battle back through these injuries without their help. Even though this is a difficult way to end my career, I feel grateful to have been able to wear a Stanford uniform and contribute to such a great program and university."

Brown tore his left ACL on the first day of practice in his freshman year. He missed the 2010-2011 season after ripping up his left ACL in August 2010 during a team workout.

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