Thursday, January 8, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Tyler Morris and Carlos Strong out for the season

It's official. Following BU's game against the University at Albany, coach Dennis Wolff announced that both redshirt junior co-captain Tyler Morris and junior Carlos Strong are both out for the season.

Morris tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in practice on Tuesday while Strong tore his meniscus early in the first half against Holy Cross last Friday and will have surgery on Tuesday, January 13th. Strong practiced on Monday and when he got examined, the tear was worse than the doctors previously thought. Wolff said Strong wanted to play against Albany, but the risk of further and more serious injury was far too prevalent to allow him to see game action.

Wolff said Morris was going up for a layup, twisted the wrong way and fell awkwardly. He said everyone knew it was serious the instant Morris landed.

The injuries are certainly a big blow for the Terriers and their recently struggling 3-point shooting game as they turn into a forward-oriented team. Much more to come on the injuries and the state of the team, but we just wanted to officially get the news out there.

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