LIU-Brooklyn star Julian Boyd re-tore his ACL in July and had surgery that month after he had received a sixth year of eligibility based on medical hardship.
“I feel awful for Julian,” LIU head coach Jack Perri told SNY.tv.
“He was working so hard to get back. It happened while he was working out. He already had a successful second surgery and is doing well. We are hopeful he gets back sometime in January for league play.”
The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein.
A 6-foot-7 forward from San Antonio, Boyd first injured his knee in LIU’s 97-70 win over Rice on Dec. 12. He also missed the entire 2009-10 season due to a heart condition.
Prior to the injury last season, Boyd was averaging 18.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game for the Blackbirds through eight games and was in position to move near the top of LIU’s career lists in each category. After three-plus seasons with LIU, the 6-7 forward ranks 11th all-time in scoring at 1,457 points and sixth in rebounding at 843.
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