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Self confirms Rush tore ACL

May 29, 2007

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As previously reported by the Journal-World's interview with JaRon Rush, Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self confirmed that Brandon Rush has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"The MRI report from last Friday confirms that Brandon did tear his ACL," Self said. "We did not announce the nature of the injury last week per Brandon's request. Friday was an emotional day for Brandon as he had worked very hard in preparation for the NBA pre-draft camp. By law we cannot comment on an injury without a player's consent."

"Brandon is in good spirits and is presently rehabbing as he prepares for surgery this week or early next week," Self added.

Rush is a two-time All-Big 12 first team honoree and was a John Wooden Award All-America selection and a Naismith Award finalist in 2006-07. He has led the Jayhawks in scoring each of his first two seasons, including 13.8 points per game and was second in rebounding at 5.6 per contest this year. He also hit a team-best 50 three-pointers on the season.

Comments

okjhok 7 years, 7 months ago

Awesome...your school respects your right to privacy more than your own brother. Wow, Jaron, is that an all-time low for you?

Sigmund 7 years, 7 months ago

Welcome back Brandon. Sorry it is under these circumstances. Good luck this year!

shockchalk 7 years, 7 months ago

It's unfortunate that Brandon tore his ACL but it will be nice to see him back in a KU jersey this fall. Good luck with your rehab Brandon, that's the key to coming back strong.

PS. I don't have an article to cite to back my claim that rehab is the key to his recovery. But, I did tear an ACL playing basketball so hopefully, I can comment without retribution from other posters.

mikeisthename 7 years, 7 months ago

shockchalk, love the optimism. Who knows? Maybe Rush will come back with a new perspective on the game. I think talent is something taken for granted with athletes. Realizing that it could be gone in an instant can be tough. Rush might come back and play every game with intensity like it could be the last game for him.
No one can say for sure about Rush's state of mind except for him. Just one J-hawk fan's thoughts.

motomom 7 years, 7 months ago

yeah! welcome back, brandon... best wishes to gettin' better and back on the court,man!!!

Chicago_JHawk 7 years, 7 months ago

scenebooster - of course he only came back because of the injury. He shouldn't be blamed for this, though. His goal is to get to the NBA - and now he has to wait another year, so I imagine he would be upset about it. Luckily, he had the foresight to keep his options open and not sign with an agent or drop his coursework, so he can come back.

Bobo Fleming 7 years, 7 months ago

Is Rush in street clothes sitting on the bench better than a JuCo player using his scholarship?

Eric Beightel 7 years, 7 months ago

This should provide even more motivation for him to improve his game as now he could be viewed as "damaged goods" to the scouts. He will have to prove that he is not hampered by this injury and hopefully that will result in even more W's (preferably a string of 6 in March/April).

maxcrabb 7 years, 7 months ago

for once, i see more people agreeing than disagreeing on a jw comment section. could rush be the one to unite us all? ... sorry, couldn't help it go hawks

Richard Boyd 7 years, 7 months ago

AHA!

In a previous post... I mused what the REAL reason for withdrawing from the NBA draft.... well now we know. At least he will not be flipping burgers....

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