Corey Heyward, the incoming freshman point guard for Georgia Tech, tore the ACL in his left knee playing a pickup game of basketball last week.
Heyward is expected to have surgery within the next two weeks to start the recovery phase of the injury. An ACL injury of this type usually takes a year to heal completely.
Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory now has to decide whether or not to redshirt his future point guard. If he does, Heyward can sit this season and still have four years of eligibility left.
“We feel terribly sorry about his injury,” Gregory said. “But it’s a temporary setback and we’ll be with him every step of the way back.”
The former Peachtree Ridge High School star spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy before signing with Georgia Teach.