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March 20, 2008 at 2:03 PM

Wallace update

Several of you have asked about the status of Artem Wallace.
There is nothing new official yet — as soon as there is I will pass it along here.
However, I talked with UW coach Lorenzo Romar this morning for a season wrap-up story that will run later and he said he’s confident Wallace will be able to play next season even if Wallace has suffered a tear of his ACL and not just a sprain.
“Even if it’s serious, he could be back in six-eight months,” Romar said. “Brandon Rush (of Kansas) tore his in May or June (actually, late May) and made it back. So I would anticipate Artem being back.”
Wallace said he was simply preparing to jump to block a shot when his knee buckled and he fell to the floor with 18:33 left in the first half.
“It just kind of buckled on me,” he said. “I went to plant to take off and block a shot and the knee just felt like there was a snap of some sort. It was pretty painful. I was planting getting ready to take off and that’s when it happened.”
He’s scheduled to have an MRI today or sometime soon to determine the extent of the damage.
“You always want to be in there with your team and try to play but all I could do was try to stay on the bench and cheer for our guys,” he said.
Wallace said he’s never had any knee injuries before.

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