Pittsburgh senior guard Jermaine Dixon reinjured his right foot and underwent successful bone graft surgery to correct a fifth metatarsal fracture Wednesday morning at UPMC South Side Hospital. Team physicians Dr. Freddie Fu and Dr. Robin West, along with Pitt Athletic Trainer Tony Salesi anticipate that Dixon will return to the court this year and is expected to be sidelined a minimum of eight weeks.
“We fully expect Jermaine to make a full recovery,” Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon said. “The surgery was a success and we know that Jermaine will work hard during the rehabilitation process.”
Dixon originally fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in July.
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