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May 27, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Brockman had surgery Friday

Bob Condotta is on vacation this week, so blog posts will be spotty until he’s back. The following was written by The Times’ Scott Hanson for tomorrow’s paper:
Washington basketball star Jon Brockman, on pace to become the school’s all-time leading rebounder, underwent surgery Friday to remove bone spurs from his left ankle, Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar announced today.
Romar said Brockman should be running again in about four weeks, and he should be fine for the start of fall workouts.
Brockman, the Huskies’ leading scorer (17.8) and rebounder (11.6) last season, injured his left ankle during double overtime in Washington’s loss to Washington State in the regular-season finale. The injury forced the junior to miss Washington’s first-round loss to California in the Pac-10 tournament, the first game Brockman had missed in his UW career.
Brockman returned for the College Basketball Invitational, scoring 22 points in Washington’s first-round loss to Valparaiso.
The injury, however, continued to nag him in offseason workouts and the decision was made to have surgery.
“[The] injury never got to where it was 100 percent,” Romar said. “He continued to try to play on it and tried to work on it. It just nagged him a little bit, not enough to keep him out, but it just wasn’t getting better.”
Romar said the surgery went well.
“It was not unlike something that happened with Brandon Roy going into Brandon’s junior year I think,” Romar said. “He had offseason surgery and he came back and he was fine.
“Jon already feels much better because he doesn’t have that pain anymore. So he’s going to be fine and we got it out of the way.”
Brockman enters his senior season with 892 career rebounds, seventh on UW’s all-time list. Doug Smart (1957-59) is the career-leader with 1,051. Brockman, with 1,299 career-points (18th on UW’s career list), will likely join Smart as the only Huskies to surpass 1,000 in points and rebounds.
“Jon’s got a chance to be an All-American next year and we’ve got a chance to be a very good basketball team,” Romar said. “He’s looking forward to that, so he’ll be ready to go.”

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