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South Carolina forward Justin Minaya undergoes knee surgery
By ADAM ZAGORIA
South Carolina starting forward Justin Minaya underwent surgery for a cartilage tear in his right knee on Friday morning in New York and will be out indefinitely, a source told ZAGSBLOG.
Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced Minaya’s status Tuesday. Martin said the 6-foot-5 sophomore Minaya would begin rehab immediately, although a timetable for his return would be determined after the operation. Minaya hurt himself in practice this past Sunday. He missed Monday night’s 81-61 loss to Southern Conference opponent Wofford.
Minaya is the son of ex-New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya.
The younger Minaya started 30 games as a freshman for the Gamecocks (3-2), averaging nearly eight points and more than four rebounds.
(The AP contributed; Photo: GamecocksOnline.com)
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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.