Stanford loses Grunfeld for season
Stamford, CA (Sports Network) – Stanford guard Dan Grunfeld will miss the rest
of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Grunfeld, the team’s leading scorer at 17.9 ppg, suffered the injury during
the second half of Saturday’s 71-56 win over California. He was helped to the
locker room after falling awkwardly when his layup attempt was blocked by
Cal’s Richard Midgley.
“It was hard to see him hurt because we’re a close team, but we have to move
on,” Stanford head coach Trent Johnson said. “This team is down for the moment
because of how much we like Dan (Grunfeld). But we’ll practice tomorrow and
we’ll make some plays down the stretch.”
Surgery is slated for Grunfeld, but no timetable has been set. Grunfeld
finished the year as the team’s leading scorer and as Stanford’s third-leading
rebounder at 5.5 per game.
He was recently named Pac-10 Player of the Week for his 45 points and 11
boards in Stanford (13-9, 7-5) wins at UCLA and Southern California.