Northwestern F Crawford to miss rest of season

  •  

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Northwestern forward Drew Crawford has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will have season-ending surgery, a major blow for the Wildcats.

The senior is eligible to seek a medical hardship waiver.

In a statement released Friday, coach Bill Carmody says Crawford aggravated a previous injury in September and tried to play through it. The shoulder didn't respond the way they hoped, so he's having surgery.

Carmody says "while it obviously hurts to lose a player of Drew's caliber, it provides an opportunity for his teammates to step up and contribute."

Crawford has started all 10 games and is the Wildcats' second-leading scorer, averaging 13.5 points. He ranks 10th in school history with 1,418 career points.

Northwestern (7-3) hosts Texas State on Monday.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
  •  
 

Biggest Stories

 
 

Latest

Most Popular