Wednesday, June 06, 2007

McMahan Has Successful Surgery

McMahan will start rehabilitating the knee immediately but will be out for the 2007-08 season

Jenny Moshak, University of Tennessee Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine, announced that Lady Vol basketball rising sophomore point guard Cait McMahan had undergone successful surgery today.

"After episodes of pain, swelling and dysfunction over the course of this past season, Cait had surgery today to address those issues. Dr. Greg Mathien and Dr. Russ Betcher, UT team orthopaedists, performed surgery on Cait's right knee this morning at the UT Medical Center," said Moshak.

"Her surgery involved repairing a lesion on her articular cartilage."

McMahan, suffered a bone bruise to her right knee on Sept. 19, 2006 and had surgery on Oct. 20, 2006. The October surgery was "a debridement of loose bodies in the joint and a smoothing out of the articular cartilage." At that time, Moshak indicated, "we anticipate that additional surgery could be required."

The 5-4 guard from Maryville, Tenn., starts rehabilitating the knee immediately but will be out for the 2007-08 season. Previously, McMahan tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee on Nov. 29, 2005, while playing at Heritage H.S. This past season, she played in 35 games and earned one starting assignment. She averaged 2.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.4 apg while logging almost 14 minutes per contest.

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