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Freshman Omogbehin undergoes knee surgery



USF basketball freshman Jordan Omogbehin, the 7-foot-3 Nigerian center already redshirting this season, has undergone surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and will be sidelined for eight months.


Omogbehin, who wears a brace on his knee from previous injuries, should be able to make a full recovery by the time the team starts individual workouts next fall. He'll be part of a new frontcourt in 2012, along with junior college standout Waverly Austin, who will sign with the Bulls next month. Both of USF's expected frontcourt starters this season, forward Augustus Gilchrist and center Ron Anderson, are seniors, with forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick returning for 2012.

We wrote last year about Omogbehin suffering a knee injury in April 2010, but he had recovered in time to play last season in Virginia.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 5:41pm]


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