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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

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."
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Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2009 1:46 pm

Memphis' Garcia to miss season with torn ACL

I bet Pastner is kinda saying to himself...(Wish we could reschedule that game with KU to next year). If Memphis really does have only two able-bodied big guys, then the second half of the game could get really ugly. KU will have at least 4 big guys (Withey would make 5, but I don't think he'll be eligible for this game) to mix it up.

Is Wesley Witherspoon not at Memphis? He was listed as 6'8" last year, although he was also only listed as 185 pounds. He was listed as a G/F, so maybe that is why he wasn't included in the story, because he isn't a 'conventional' post player?

This might give KU a chance to play some 'small ball' and show off those 9 guards and tweeners they have. I don't think Self is too worried about playing BIG or SMALL!

Now that football season has finally started, I'm ready for some basketball!!! I guess I wouldn't be looking forward to it quite as much if I weren't a Jayhawk fan. (chuckle) Cool

Guess what!!! I predict that the Jayhawks will be ready to Rock that Chalk!

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