Saturday, November 6, 2010

Injury Update from Brian Delaney and the Ithaca Journal

Cornell received tough news when it was ruled that freshman point guard Dominic Scelfo would have season-ending knee surgery over the holiday break to repair a torn MCL in his left knee, a similar injury to one he sustained as a senior at Jesuit High School in his hometown of New Orleans.

"Right now, he's going to have surgery in New Orleans over Christmas break," CU coach Bill Courtney said. "It's the same MCL, not the exact same injury but another tear, so he's going to miss the rest of the year. He'll start rehabbing once he's out of surgery and then next semester, and try and get ready for next year."

Losing Scelfo is a hit to Courtney's point guard depth. Chris Wroblewski is the No. 1 point guard, Miles Asafo-Adjei is the back-up and Scelfo was the likely third primary ballhandler. Wroblewski is currently nursing a sprainked ankle that leaves him questionable for the season opener at Albany on Nov. 12. With both Wroblewski and Scelfo sitting out practice, Jake Matthews and Andrew Ferry have been helping with the ball-handling duties, though both are more naturally off-guards.

Matthews recently returned from his own ankle injury in the last few days, which is good news for Cornell. Aaron Osgood also has been back full-bore from a hip flexor issue. Sophomore Peter McMillan (concussion) remains out recuperating.

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