Two Pitt Panthers to get surgery


Two Pitt Panthers will be going under the knife on Friday.

Point guard Tray Woodall will finally be getting surgery on what has been deemed a sports hernia. Woodall suffered the injury in a game against Duquesne and sat out 11 of the next 12 games before finally returning. He got hot in the first few games that he was back, but ultimately the injury and the lack of practice time caught up to him. Woodall’s battles with this injury were a major reason that the Panthers had their worst season in the Jamie Dixon era, missing the NCAA tournament.

Forward JJ Moore will be getting surgery on his foot. Moore broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot. He averaged just 6.1 points on the season, but came on strong late in the year, scoring 11.8 points per contest in the final 13 games.

Dixon expects both players to be out three months and fully recovered by the time the 2012-2013 season begins.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.