Northwestern’s Vic Law out for the season


Northwestern suffered a brutal blow this week as they announced that Vic Law will miss the 2015-16 season.

He’s getting surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

“We’re certainly disappointed for Vic,” said Northwestern head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins. “He dedicated himself and made great progress during this offseason, and had a great summer and preseason on the court. I have no doubt that his attitude toward recovery and improvement will be relentless and that he will continue to be a tremendous teammate. We expect a full recovery in 4-6 months and Vic remains a foundational piece of our program for the future.”

Law was a major commitment for Collins. A top 75 recruit from the city of Chicago, Law was a kid that was supposed to make it cool for the local talent to stay local. He started 19 games as a freshman last season, averaging 7.0 points and 4.8 boards.

“Making this decision was difficult, but it is absolutely the right one for me and for my team,” Law said. “I’m focused on staying positive, working hard and getting back on the court as quickly as possible. I’m excited to contribute to this group from the sidelines and my teammates know that nobody will be pushing them harder than I will this year.”