By Luke Coughlan/DFP Staff
In his first live interview since it was reported that he will have season-ending surgery and have to sit out the remainder of the 2010-2011 campaign, Boston University men's basketball junior forward Jake O'Brien fielded questions on Tuesday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
O'Brien suffered a navicular bone fracture in his left foot during a game at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on Dec. 31, and BU coach Patrick Chambers announced that he would miss the rest of the season on Monday.
In the interview, O'Brien related his thoughts on the injury and the month-long span before he knew that he would not be able to return in his junior season. He also explained the surgery that he will undergo and his hopes to continue to improve physically for his senior season. He reiterated his need to stay positive and to help his teammates stay upbeat in the wake of the news that has added to an already injury-plagued season.