Wake Forest’s Daniel Green Tears His ACL, Likely Out For the SeasonPosted by KCarpenter on October 22nd, 2012
What was supposed to be an uneventful tune-up trip to Canada took an ugly turn over the weekend for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. In a scrimmage against Brock University, sophomore starting power forward Daniel Green left the game with an injury. While both scrimmages resulted in wins for Wake Forest, these victories probably now feel a little bit hollow. According to our friends at Blogger So Dear, Daniel Green’s father has confirmed that the younger Green tore his ACL on that trip, an injury that almost certainly will put Green out for the season.
On an incredibly young team, the sophomore Green was going to be the veteran post presence for the Demon Deacons as a projected starter. In his freshman year, Green came off the bench and proved to be very raw on the offensive end and easily bullied due to his slight frame. Still, the forward had a knack for rebounding and his nose for the ball figured to be a real asset to Wake Forest this coming season. After a summer of conditioning that saw Green get more muscular, it seemed he was ready to become a valuable player for his team. Sadly, this step forward has been delayed as Green will have to undergo rehabilitation and conditioning during the course of the season.
This likely means that Wake’s entire low post rotation will be composed of freshmen. A challenging season for Jeff Bzdelik just got a little bit tougher.