Thursday , Feb , 01 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Spencer will not return to Highlanders this season

Riverside, CA (Sports Network) – UC Riverside head basketball coach David
Spencer will extend his medical leave of absence to after the 2006-07
campaign, the university announced Thursday.

Spencer, who stepped away from the Highlanders with an undisclosed medical
condition, had an unrelated setback in mid-January when he fell and
broke a femoral cap in his leg. He later underwent surgery and had pins
and a rod inserted into his leg.

“I had hoped to return to practice this week and help coach the team Saturday
against Cal State Fullerton, but on my doctor’s advice I am going to postpone
my return until after this season,” said Spencer.