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Newz Forum: BASKETBALL: Torn ACL costs Stanford's Grunfeld season

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posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 09:55 AM
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford guard Dan Grunfeld will miss the rest of the season after injuring his right knee against California on Saturday.

Grunfeld, who leads the team in scoring, tore his anterior cruciate ligament and will need surgery. No date has been set.

He was helped to the locker room with 15:16 to play in a 71-56 victory. He was favoring his right knee after falling awkwardly when his layup attempt was blocked under the basket by Richard Midgley.

"I just stopped and stood there for a second," Stanford guard Chris Hernandez said. "And time just stopped as well."

Grunfeld was taken to Stanford Hospital for an MRI after an extensive evaluation by team doctor Tim McAdams.

Grunfeld, a junior, finishes the season with a 17.9 scoring average, second in the Pac-10. He improved his average by 14.5 points over last season, the best by a Division I player this season. He has reached double figures in 20 of his last 22 games.

"The guys are down for a moment because of how well they like Danny Grunfeld," Stanford coach Trent Johnson said. "They know how hard he worked to make himself the player he is."

Grunfeld is the son of Washington Wizards president and former NBA player Ernie Grunfeld.



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