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December 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Scott Suggs will not return this season, plans to redshirt

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Senior co-captain Scott Suggs who underwent surgery Oct. 14 to repair a fracture in his little toe will not play this season. He plans to redshirt and return next season.
Suggs had a pin placed in his right foot to repair the fifth metatarsal. At the time of the surgery, it was believed he would need 8-12 weeks to recover.
He targeted Saturday’s game at New York’s Madison Square Garden against No. 7 Duke. He returned to practice this week and experienced pain in his foot near the toe.
A 12-week recovery would have him back on the court Jan. 6 with 16 regular-season games remaining. Rather than sit out half the season, he’s going to redshirt.
“I felt like with the rehab process it might go a little quicker,” Suggs said in a statement released by the school. “My original goal was to play this week in NY. As it got closer it felt like this was the best decision.
“Begin back out there practicing and my rhythm being off a little…I just wanted to be able to play a full year my last season.
When asked about the advantages of redshirting, he said: “Another year to get better and being able to play a full season – just trying to get the most out of my last year.”
The 6-foot-6 sharpshooter was the third-leading returning scorer. He made 45 percent of his 3-point attempts last season and averaged 7.4 points per game in 31 games last season.
“He would love to help our team,” coach Lorenzo Romar said. “He’d loved to come back. It’s hard for him to sit out and watch his teammates, but this being his senior year he felt he didn’t want to play a half or 3/4 of the season in his last go-around at Washington.
“He wanted to contribute for the entire year. In the big picture for Scott Suggs and in the long run it’s a great decision on his part.”
Suggs will graduate with a degree in American Ethnic Studies after the quarter.
Updated: 12:50 p.m.

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