UCLA’s Bozeman undergoes surgery
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – UCLA senior point guard Cedric Bozeman
underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his right knee and will miss the
entire 2004-05 season.
Bozeman tore a knee ligament in practice last Thursday after stepping on a
teammate’s ankle and falling on his left ankle and right knee.
The surgery, which lasted 2 1/2 hours, was performed at UCLA-Santa Monica
Injuries have slowed Bozeman over his first two seasons before being injury-
free last season, when he was the only Bruin to start all 28 games. He
averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and led the Pac-10 with 5.5 assists as UCLA
posted just its second consecutive losing season in 62 years.
Bozeman had been UCLA’s starting point guard for three seasons, although
freshman Jordan Farmar was expected to challenge him for the job. The 6-foot-2
Farmar is now likely guaranteed a starting role when the Bruins open the
season November 20 against Chicago State.
Recovery time from a torn ACL can take up to eight months.