Lorenzo Brown, a guard for the N. C. St. Wolfpack and one of their best players, had surgery on his right knee on Tuesday to fix a torn meniscus. The estimated timetable for Brown’s recovery is 2-4 weeks, so he will miss some of the team’s summer workouts.
The team will head to Spain in August for an exhibition tour, and it’s uncertain as to whether or not Brown will be able to travel and play with them.
Brown averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists last year for the Wolfpack. Those numbers alone show how important he was to the team and how he was often a triple-double threat. On top of all of that, Brown averaged 1.8 steals, displaying his defensive prowess.
The Wolfpack made it to the Sweet Sixteen in last year’s NCAA tournament and picked up wins over San Diego St. and Georgetown. Brown played a huge role in those victories.
This program is once again on the rise, but Brown is key. They should rehab and rest him until he is 100% so the injury does not jeopardize him for the upcoming season.