Scott Suggs to Miss 2-3 Months After Surgery


The UW Men’s Basketball team released a story on just moments ago that said this:

"Washington senior guard Scott Suggs will undergo surgery on Friday afternoon to repair a fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar announced. Husky team doctor Chris Wahl will perform the surgery at the UW Medical Center and Suggs’ will miss 8-12 weeks.Suggs (Washington, Mo.) reported discomfort in the foot Tuesday and tests confirmed the fracture. ("

This just made a team that only had 2 seniors to start, down to 1 for probably the remainder of the 2011 year. He could be back as early as the home stretch starting on December 16 against UC Santa Barbara or it could be after the new year.

He will most likely miss the games in New York at Madison Square Garden in December against Marquette and Duke and he may even miss a couple Pac-12 games.

What does this do for the depth? 

  • There are about 8 guards on the team counting Suggs.
  • 1 is redshirting next year, Andrew Andrews.
  • The other is a walk-on that also may play some small forward, Alex Wegner.
  • This makes it so without Suggs there is only 5 guards that are active and hold a scholarship on the roster.
  • 2 of them will primarily be point guards (though they can play the 2), Abdul Gaddy and Tony Wroten Jr.
  • Terrence Ross also will see time at the 3.
  • CJ Wilcox will have a much more valued role.
  • Hikeem Stewart will see more minutes on the floor with Suggs out.
  • This may have enabled the real possibility of seeing a lot of Wroten and Gaddy on the floor together.

These are just initial thoughts as the news recently broke. What are your thoughts?