Tech's Faye to Surgery on fractured, wrist. Expected to be back in November
Tech forward Mouhammad Faye, who is expected to be a big part of Georgia Tech's rebuilding process will miss some early playing time, after having surgery on a broken wrist. Faye broke his wrist in a pick up game on June 13th. Faye should not miss any significant playing time, maybe a couple of games at the beginning of the season. It's better that Faye had the surgery now, instead of finding out later, and missing some ACC Play. Doesnt look like Faye will miss any ACC time, but i would think his goal now would be to get back on the court for Maui on November 22nd.
Georgia Tech freshman forward Mouhammad Faye had surgery on his right wrist, and won't play basketball for the Yellow Jackets until after the season begins.
Faye, who redshirted last season after qualifying late academically, was injured in a June 13 pickup game. An X-ray revealed no damage, school officials said, but when the injury was slow to heal, an MRI was later scheduled and a damaged ligament was found.
His wrist will be immobilized for three months, and then up to eight weeks of therapy will follow before he can return to action in mid-November or later.
"It's unfortunate for him and for us," Tech coach Paul Hewitt said in a statement, "but by having surgery now, he will be able to rehab it and be ready for the busy part of our season."
Faye, an athletic 6-foot-8 native of Dakar, Senegal, practiced with the Jackets during spring semester last school year, working at both forward spots.
He was expected to compete for significant playing time.