Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
UCF’s Tacko Fall done for the season with shoulder surgery
UCF announced on Saturday that Tacko Fall will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury. Fall, who has battled through the injury all season, will have surgery this month to repair the issue.
The 7-foot-6 Fall is averaging 11.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.
“It’s unfortunate for any young man to miss this amount of time playing the game that he loves due to an injury,” head coach Johnny Dawkins said. “Our top priority at UCF is to maintain the well-being of our student-athletes, so our main concern right now is getting Tacko back to being 100 percent healthy.”
Said Fall:“Injuries are unfortunate, but they are just part of the game. It pains me that I won’t be able to be out there and compete with my brothers, however I’ll still keep cheering and being the best teammate I can possibly be. Great things are still ahead for us.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.