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Daye Does Not Tear ACL; Will Miss Only 3 Weeks

Posted by Zach on July 18, 2008

UPDATE 7/18: So that report Austin Daye partially tore his ACL?

Not true. Pat, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

According to Andy Katz, Daye does not have a torn ACL, will not require surgery, and will miss only three weeks with a bone bruise and a minor, low-grade tear. Daye will now strengthen his leg with rest the next few weeks before returning to practice and will be able to play in all of Gonzaga’s regular season contests.


At first, we thought he just pulled a hamstring at LeBron James Skills Camp last week. Turns out the injury is much more serious for sophomore star Austin Daye of Gonzaga- partially torn ACL. A precautionary MRI taken showed Daye’s injury to be much more concerning than just an injured hamstring tendon. Gonzaga fans can at least be thankful the ACL wasn’t completely torn, resulting in a lost season for Daye and his draft stock essentially falling through the roof. A timetable for his return is unknown at this point, but a rough estimate calls for Daye to be at full strength by conference season. Unfortunately for the Zags, often their non-conference slate is more important for their tournament seeding, and this year it features UConn, Memphis, Tennessee and Arizona, now without Daye at the four.

Recruiting update: Pittsburgh just received a committment from power forward Dante Taylor out of National Christian High in Maryland. Taylor is ranked as the sixth best PF in the class of 2009 by and received a five-star rank. Taylor could be Pitt’s third high school All-American in their team’s history. Taylor chose Pitt over Syracuse, Kansas, Memphis and West Virginia. Great coup for Jamie Dixon.

5 Responses to “Daye Does Not Tear ACL; Will Miss Only 3 Weeks”

  1. Tommy said

    Another All-American from Maryland goes out of state… Taylor wasn’t even interested in UMD, it’s a shame…

  2. Patrick said

    Gary Williams isn’t an appealing coach to play for

  3. Zach said

    I would love to play for Gary Williams.

  4. Patrick said

    Well obviously most good recruits from Maryland don’t i.e. Kevin Durant

  5. Zach said

    Maryland has been able to recruit somewhat effectively in their state. They got Sean Mosley for 08, Braxton Dupree last year, Vasquez was from Rockville I believe, and James Gist. But the amount of tremendous blue chip recruits that Williams has let slip to regional rivals, especially to Georgetown, is concerning. Hibbert, Green, Summers and Freeman are all from MD. Not to mention Durant, Greene and even Rudy Gay.

    My point wasn’t that Gary Williams is a great coach and a great recruiter. I just like the guy and he’d be fun to play for. His job is certainly on the line.

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