(Canisius College) Canisius College freshman Reggie Groves (Raleigh, N.C.) will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season after he tore the ACL in his right knee during practice last week.
Groves was averaging 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in his first seven collegiate contests, which included two appearances in the starting lineup. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound guard scored a season-high six points in two different games and was credited with a season-best two assists against Manhattan Dec.
6, his last game before being injured.
Because of the timing of the injury, Groves is eligible for a medical hardship waiver, and Canisius will be applying to the NCAA to insure that Groves gains credit for this season, meaning he will have four years of eligibility, starting in the 2010-11 season.
“While this injury is unfortunate, we are happy that Reggie will be able to still have a full, four-year college career,” Canisius head coach Tom Parrotta said.
“He’ll be able to use the year to achieve even more, both academically and athletically. I’m certain we’ll look back at this injury as a blessing in disguise.”
The Golden Griffins are 4-5 after falling to Duquesne in double overtime Dec.
16. The team will return to action Dec. 21, when the Griffs take on North Florida in the first game of the Southern Miss. Christmas Classic in Gulfport, Miss.