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March 24, 2008 6:14 PM

Wallace update

Posted by Bob Condotta

UW has released official word today that Artem Wallace suffered a torn ACL and lateral bone contusions when he was injured last Wednesday against Valparaiso.

He is scheduled for surgery April 8.

UW trainers say normal recovery time for such a surgery is 6-9 months.

At six months, Wallace would be ready for the start of practice Oct. 15.

At nine months, Wallace wouldn't be ready until the end of December or so, but would be ready for the beginning of Pac-10 play.

As reported here last week, however, UW coach Lorenzo Romar anticipates Wallace playing next season.

Wallace, who will be a senior next season, was injured when his knee buckled as he planted in an attempt to block a shot early in the first half of what turned out to be UW's final game of the season against the Crusaders.

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Posted by sequimdawgbob

8:15 PM, Mar 24, 2008

A sweet and sour situation. Glad to know Artem will be back in time to play but very upset that he got hurt. He contributed this season and if healthy will do more next year. Get well Artem.

Posted by bayareahusky

9:23 PM, Mar 24, 2008

bob, do you think wallace and romar might look into a medical red-shirt?...also, is that possible in this case? (i don't really know how it works in terms of eligibility)

..i don't ask because I personally think he should, I am just curious...

Posted by Bob Condotta

9:30 PM, Mar 24, 2008

Bay Area --- As I noted above, Romar said last week he anticipates Wallace being able to play next season. So that indicates they go into this not thinking of a redshirt but hoping that he'll make it back and contribute next year. Obviously complications can arise and things can change, but right now, I get the sense the plan is for him to play next year. Also, no decision to redshirt needs to be made now, almost eight months before they play another game. That decision could be made the day of the first game, as happened this year with Darnell Gant, if there's some reason to go that route.
And yes, Wallace is eligible for a redshirt season since he has not redshirted during his UW career.

Posted by setht

11:38 PM, Mar 24, 2008

Bob-

When is the next time I. Thomas will take the SAT???

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