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Former University of Maryland center Alex Len declared for the NBA Draft figuring he’d be a lottery pick and that the decision was a no brainer.
Len may be second guessing his decision now after receiving some tough news. CSN Washington is reporting that Len underwent ankle surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle, and will be out 4-6 months.
Len who was projected as a potential lottery pick. The surgery was performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“This was a preventative measure to stabilize a partial stress fracture of the ankle,” said Dr. Anderson in a statement released by Len’s agent Len’s agent Michael Lelchitski with Sports International Group. “Although it is possible that this injury could have healed on its own, surgery was felt to be the safest and surest option to ensuring a long and successful NBA career for Alex. His prognosis is excellent, and I anticipate he’ll make a full return to basketball within the next few months.”
The 7-foot-1 sophomore averaged 11.9 points, a team-high 7.8 rebounds and led the ACC with 78 blocks.
Len himself has a positive outlook on the situation.
I decided that surgery was the best long term option for my career,” Len said. “I didn’t want to risk it not healing properly. I want to make sure I’m fully healthy and ready for training camp.”
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Former Maryland center Alex Len, who declared for the NBA Draft just three weeks ago, had surgery for a stress fracture in his left ankle this week, according to the Baltimore Sun. He is expected to miss 4-6 months in recovery.
Len was projected as a lottery pick for the upcoming draft, set for June 27th, before the setback. Whether teams will still view the 7-foot Ukrainian...
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Over the next two months, I’ll take a look at some potential draft prospects that could find themselves in wine and gold come the end of June. First up, we take a look at Maryland center Alex Len. It was recently announced by Len’s representation that the center will miss the next 4-to-6 months as he undergoes surgery for a stress fracture in his ankle. Prior to that news,...
Former Maryland Terrapin Alex Len had surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle. The 7-1 center will be sidelined for 4-6 months, so that means no pre-draft activities for the big fella.
Len was expected to be a lottery pick, potentially the highest drafted Terrapin since Chris Wilcox (8th pick, 2002).
Will this hurt him? It certainly won’t help. Call it...
Former Maryland Terrapins center Alex Len will miss 4-to-6 months with a stress fracture in his left ankle.
Len, a 19-year-old center who has drawn comparisons to former Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas, was thought to be a high lottery selection prior to this news. Recent runs of ESPN’s Draft Predictor had Len landing in Cleveland if the team were selecting in the four-to-six range...
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