The University of Washington announced that touted freshman Tony Wroten underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Thursday. The surgery was considered minor and he isn't expected to miss any regular season basketball games.
"Tony could have probably gone the whole season with a little discomfort at times and played through this," said head coach Lorenzo Romar. "But he and his family, plus our staff, thought it would be better to take care of this now so he would be fine for the rest of the year. It has been nagging him a little bit, but he'll be ready to go in no time soon."
Romar compared Wroten's procedure to that of Husky football player Chris Polk, who had his knee scoped before the start of the season. Polk even returned earlier than expected and played against Eastern Washington in the season opener, 11 days after the surgery.
"He sat out a few days, just to make sure he was okay and didn't miss any games," Romar said. "Now we see what Chris Polk is doing. Tony should be the same."