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Antonya English

Florida forward Adam Allen undergoes another knee surgery; out several months

Florida sophomore forward Adam Allen underwent surgery this week and is expected to be sidelined about five months, UF coach Billy Donovan said Tuesday afternoon.

It is the second surgery for Allen in the past six months. Allen sparined his knee in a scrimmage in October, then eventually had surgery in December to repair damage. He redshirted last season.

The most recent surgery was for chondromalacia, an abnormality of the cartilage in the knee due to wear and tear.

"I'm concerned about him right now,'' Donovan said. "Adam had another knee surgery this week and he's probably got about another five-month rehab here ahead of him. This is probably the last go-around just to see what we can try to do to help him. It was a lot of chondromalacia behind his knee and it's causing him a lot of problems. So I don't know. It's going to be a situation where he's probably not going to be cleared and ready to play until September or October. And I feel bad because the guy has missed 1 1/2 years right now of conditioning and skill work and you wonder just how far behind he's going to be.''

Donovan said the injuries have been tough for Allen, the 6-foot-5 native of MIlton, who chose UF over his father's alma mater, Florida State.

"His mindset right now, it's hard,'' Donovan said. "You're a young kid, wanting to play and now you're going through another surgery. It's been really hard on Adam. But he's a good kid.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:00pm]

    

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