Abdul Gaddy cleared to play


by: Griffin Bennett

Nine months after a season ending tear of his ACL, Abdul Gaddy has been cleared to fully participate and he couldn’t be more excited. Abdul’s twitter feed read today:

Pat told me not to but I have to let the world know.. It’s OFFICIAL!! Cleared to play.. Probably happiest day of my life!

While he may seem quiet on the court, it’s undeniable that his teammates gravitate towards him and from my limited time being around him he is a very personable and friendly guy who won’t hesitate to crack a joke. I would argue that the injury last season not only effected the team on the court but also off of it as, I’m sure, his demeanor somewhat darkened.

Needless to say, It’s good to have him back. With his battle against his injury over, another battle begins. The starting point guard battle.

Fall camp hasn’t yet begun, but Gaddy is far behind freshman Tony Wroten in conditioning and both young stars will make a push to be announced in the starting line-up come November. Who’s your money on, the junior veteran coming off of a knee injury or the young phenom who hasn’t played a minute?

Official UW press release:

Nine months after suffering an ACL injury to his left knee, UW junior Abdul Gaddy is given the okay to return to action on the basketball court

SEATTLE — The Husky Basketball team received good news on Wednesday when they found out that junior guard Abdul Gaddy has been cleared by doctors to return to action on the basketball court.

Gaddy met with team doctor Chris Wahl, head trainer Pat Jenkins and Head Coach Lorenzo Romar on Wednesday morning and received a clean bill of health.

“They pretty much told me it’s like I have never gotten hurt now,” a smiling Gaddy said, just nine months after suffering the injury.

“Just go play,” the doctors told him.

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