Oakland center Raphael Carter will sit out this season after it was discovered that the 6-foot-9 senior diagnosed with femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), the school announced on Thursday morning.
Carter will undergo surgery in December so he won’t miss any class time.
“I’m disappointed that we won’t have Raphael (Carter),” said Oakland head coach Greg Kampe. “We knew that he had some issues last year, so we spent the summer trying to get to the bottom of it and it finally was diagnosed. It’s going to get him healthy, and he has not been healthy since he’s been at Oakland.”
What is FAI? Well, in a word, painful.
According to Oakland’s release, it is a “precursor to premature hip osteoarthritis and is characterized by abnormal contact between the proximal femur and rim of the acetabulum (hip socket).”
“This is pretty extensive surgery,” said Athletic Trainer Tom Ford. “The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, his femoral head which is normally ball shaped, is severely deformed and will have to be reconstructed.”
That sounds quite unpleasant.
Marshawn Wilson, a freshman guard, made a pretty good first impression to Northern Illinois fans, jumping over 6-foot-8 teammate, Jaylen Key, on Thursday night during the Hukies’ midnight madness.
Wilson is five inches shorter.
The Huskies are coming off a 14-18 (8-10 MAC) season. Northern Illinois begins the 2015-16 campaign against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 13, the first of three games in as many days.
Georgia State’s Ron Hunter appears to have recovered from the Achilles tendon tear he suffered last March while celebrating the Panthers winning the Sun Belt Conference Tournament title.
On Thursday night, at the third annual GSU Jam, Hunter broke out the dance moves to the song “Hit The Quan” by iHeart Memphis.
Georgia State went on to defeat No. 3 seed Baylor in the Round of 64, thanks to a game-winning three from Hunter’s son, R.J. That shot made for one of the best moments of March Madness, as Ron Hunter fell of his rolling chair in disbelief.
R.J. Hunter is nowa a rookie with the Boston Celtics. Ron Hunter enters his fifth season with the Panthers.