Sunday, January 4, 2009

MRI: Dewhurst has 2 torn knee ligaments

A MRI on Sunday showed Charlotte 49ers sophomore forward Charles Dewhurst has ACL and MCL tears in his right knee. He is scheduled for surgery at the end of the week, team officials confirmed.
Dewhurst, who starred at Charlotte Latin, was injured during the second half of Saturday’s 10-point loss at Maryland. He had just scored a layup to tie the game at 49 when he fell hard to the floor.
Dewhurst will miss the rest of the season – the second time during his short collegiate career he has been sidelined by injury.
Shortly into his first season, Dewhurst suffered a high ankle sprain during practice. He never played again, using the season as a redshirt. He was a redshirt freshman last season. Dewhurst averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season and had been serving as backup point guard after part-time starter Michael Gerrity quit the team shortly into the season.

9 comments:

dax said...

That really sucks. Hope he his surgery goes without a hitch and he had a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Dew!

Jon said...

I wish you the best Dew... you are my favorite player to watch. Please get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Very, very unfortunate for Charles. It was a terrible sight. I know Charles will battle back.

Anonymous said...

tragic. gerrity quiting hurt me, but seeing dew hurt - hurts more

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your recovery Charles. You have always worked hard. Work just a diligently on your rehab.

Anonymous said...

God is not a 49er fan this year

Anonymous said...

can he have 2 medical redshirts?

Anonymous said...

Only if his rehab costs him next year as well. But does he really want to spend 6 years here?

Hopefully he makes a full recovery and we won't have to worry about it.

Best wishes Charles, get well soon.