College basketball fans across the country, whether you root for or even against the Stanford Cardinal have to feel for 6-foot-7 forward, Andy Brown. News trickled in on Wednesday that Brown has suffered yet another injury and this one will force him to hang up the shoes for good.
Brown’s career came to a close on Wednesday night after head coach Johnny Dawkins announced that the California-native had suffered his fourth ACL tear. That’s right, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR separate times since 2009 ,Brown has suffered a torn ACL. It’s saddening.
“Everyone associated with our program is saddened by Andy’s latest injury,” Dawkins said in a release. “Nobody has worked harder to get back into playing shape, having already experienced three tears and waiting two full years before putting on a uniform. What makes this even more disappointing is Andy had already passed the initial test of getting back on the court.”
Ironically enough, Brown was fresh off his first full season with the Cardinal this past year and gearing up for one final go-around in 2013-14. Brown averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game this past season, but more importantly he got to feel the ability to simply stay healthy and play basketball.
It’s so unfortunate that this injury has occurred again, but well wishes to Brown during his latest recovery. He won’t bounce back and return to the court this time, but he will have his teammates and the ability to be apart of another season with the Cardinal, although it’ll be along the sidelines.
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