Memphis' Garcia to miss season with torn ACL
Posted on: September 11, 2009 12:52 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2009 4:22 pm
An MRI performed Friday showed that Memphis forward Angel Garcia has a torn ACL that will force him to miss the entire 2009-10 season, Tiger coach Josh Pastner confirmed to CBSSports.com.
Garcia tore the ACL in a Thursday workout.
"It was just one of those weird things," Pastner said. "There was no contact. He didn't jump. His knee just gave out on him, and I just feel sick for the young man."
Garcia is a highly rated recruit from the Class of 2008 who was forced to sit out last season because of academics. The 6-foot-11 forward was expected to play a major role this season given the lack of big men on the Memphis roster. Junior college transfer Will Coleman and senior Pierre Henderson-Niles are the only conventional post players currently in the program.
"We've got a good nucleus," Pastner said. "But we don't have any depth."