Mizzou Basketball recruits a player with ‘bruising ankle’
Posted On August 9, 2021
Mizzowhat basketball recruit Dwayne Johnson had to undergo ankle surgery on Thursday in order to be cleared for action.
The 6ft 10in, 240lb centre had surgery at the University of California Medical Center and will be out for at least a month.
He was a member of the Mizzows basketball team at the time and his father, Dwayne, said he has a “bruise in the ankle” that will require a few weeks off for him to be ready for the start of next season.
“The doctor told me to be careful, and he said it is a nasty injury that is very painful,” he said.
“We are very disappointed for him and for his family, but he is going to get the surgery.”
Dwayne Johnson said he was “extremely surprised” to learn his son’s injury was not serious, but has not been told the exact extent of the injury.
In a statement, Mizzoo basketball coach Doug Gottfried said the school was “disappointed” with the news and was working with doctors to try to make sure his son was not left with a “ruined career”.
“This has been a tough time for him,” Gottfried wrote.
Mizzow hats basketball,radfords basketball,dwayne johnson source BBC Sports article Radford basketball recruit Austin Kwan said he had surgery to repair his ankle on Thursday, a day after the 6ft 9in, 230lb recruit had to be taken to hospital.
He said: “I was very, very surprised.
I was pretty much just hoping he would make it through the surgery and hopefully be out of the hospital in two weeks.”
He added: “It is a scary situation for me and my family.
I think it was a really rough day.”
Ricky Smith, the head coach of Radford, said: ‘He’s a guy that we thought would be here for the long haul and he’s not.”‘
It’s a little sore’Ricky Johnson, the 6 ft 10in (2.82m) centre, had surgery on his ankle after his mother, Kristin, told the Radford Times that his injury was “a little sore”.
The 26-year-old told the newspaper: “My ankle is just so sore, so I have to be cautious.”
Randy Smith, head coach at Radford (file picture)Randy Johnson, who is the head football coach at the school, said his players were not concerned about Johnson’s injury.”
It’s just a little bit sore.”
Randy Smith, head coach at Radford (file picture)Randy Johnson, who is the head football coach at the school, said his players were not concerned about Johnson’s injury.
He told BBC Radio Lancashire: “Our team is not concerned, our players are not concerned.
They just need to get on with their day.”
Mizzoo Basketball spokesman Matt Brown said: “We were disappointed to learn of Dwayne’s injury but will continue to work closely with the medical team to assess his injury and to ensure that we can get him back on the court as soon as possible.”
Mozou Basketball head coach Justin Jackson said: ”We were a little disappointed with the decision, but we have to deal with it.
We understand that.
It’s not something we want to see happen.
“The injury is the latest blow to a Mizzougas season which has been dogged by injuries.