Crean confirms Roth injury, surgery Wednesday

  • 11/23/2009 7:50 pm in

Tom Crean confirmed Monday evening on his weekly radio show with Don Fischer that Indiana sophomore guard Matt Roth broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a practice in Puerto Rico and will have surgery on Wednesday. Here’s a transcript of Crean’s comments:

“It actually happened the first practice there. We started out with some two-hand rebounding and then we went to some one-on-one rebounding and that’s where he got hurt. He just got tangled and none of us knew it at the time. I don’t even remember him falling. But I remember him being in the drill and it was one those, we’re starting to get after it drills. And the way he described it is, he just got tangled up and his ankle didn’t move. Tim (Garl) was pretty sure and then Dr. Rink and Dr. Ahlfeld got there shortly after that to the practice and took him in to be x-rayed. It’s been confirmed that he’s got a fifth metatarsal break and he’s going to have surgery on Wednesday”

“And so, it hurts us. He’s made a ton of strides, he’s gained over 20 pounds and if you would have told me he’d had more two-point baskets in two games than three-point baskets I wouldn’t have believed it. You know, there’s no question that’s a guy that really, really spaces the floor and understands the angles and is a smart young man. What we’ll do is, he’ll have the surgery now, this got determined last night. And then we’ll just read it. He’ll rehab and try to come back in the sense of let’s see what happens this year. But if gets into that early February time or gets even into January and he doesn’t want to try I would never make him do that. I want him to do what’s best for his career. Now if its early January then I think there’s a decision to make and now maybe he’s right there back for the Big Ten. But if it gets into February, we don’t want him to burn his year.”

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  • bluegrassHoosier

    Regardless of the decision, I hate to hear this about any young man. It seems like he has worked hard and it's a tough break.

    Get well Matt!

  • bluegrassHoosier

    Regardless of the decision, I hate to hear this about any young man. It seems like he has worked hard and it's a tough break.

    Get well Matt!

  • Bryan

    That's a real shame, especially since it seems that this year's team could use a little more perimeter shooting.

  • Bryan

    That's a real shame, especially since it seems that this year's team could use a little more perimeter shooting.

  • BaseballBuc

    I wonder if Tijan had anything to do with this.

    On a serious note this is a big loss and I hope Matt the best.

  • BaseballBuc

    I wonder if Tijan had anything to do with this.

    On a serious note this is a big loss and I hope Matt the best.

  • peaychris

    thats really too bad, i really liked roth. he stayed committed thru all the tough times and he is what we ALL want in a hoosier. for some reason i think we wont be seeing him anymore in the candy stripe pants, but i hope im wrong!! hope you get better quickly matt!!

  • peaychris

    thats really too bad, i really liked roth. he stayed committed thru all the tough times and he is what we ALL want in a hoosier. for some reason i think we wont be seeing him anymore in the candy stripe pants, but i hope im wrong!! hope you get better quickly matt!!

  • Diesel

    Get well Matt.

    A redshirt would add to our mammoth 09 class and continues to unbalance the classes.

  • Diesel

    Get well Matt.

    A redshirt would add to our mammoth 09 class and continues to unbalance the classes.

  • That's too bad. I realize that he's still pretty much a one-dimensional player, but losing anyone with 25-foot range hurts, and he's a great and likable kid.

  • That's too bad. I realize that he's still pretty much a one-dimensional player, but losing anyone with 25-foot range hurts, and he's a great and likable kid.

  • stevealford

    This hurts. I like what Roth brings to the table, especially when teams try to zone up on us. Here's to a fast recovery.

  • stevealford

    This hurts. I like what Roth brings to the table, especially when teams try to zone up on us. Here's to a fast recovery.

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  • bluegrassHoosier

    Regardless of the decision, I hate to hear this about any young man. It seems like he has worked hard and it's a tough break.

    Get well Matt!

  • Bryan

    That's a real shame, especially since it seems that this year's team could use a little more perimeter shooting.

  • BaseballBuc

    I wonder if Tijan had anything to do with this.

    On a serious note this is a big loss and I hope Matt the best.

  • peaychris

    thats really too bad, i really liked roth. he stayed committed thru all the tough times and he is what we ALL want in a hoosier. for some reason i think we wont be seeing him anymore in the candy stripe pants, but i hope im wrong!! hope you get better quickly matt!!

  • Diesel

    Get well Matt.

    A redshirt would add to our mammoth 09 class and continues to unbalance the classes.

  • That's too bad. I realize that he's still pretty much a one-dimensional player, but losing anyone with 25-foot range hurts, and he's a great and likable kid.

  • chiflatiron

    How soon will you update your blog? ugg bailey button I’m interested in reading some more information on this issue.

  • What is it with foot injuries in Bloomington? I remember Pat Graham broke a metatarsal twice, DJ suffered a break, and now Matt Roth! Am I missing anyone else? And why does this always seem to happen at critical times?

  • What is it with foot injuries in Bloomington? I remember Pat Graham broke a metatarsal twice, DJ suffered a break, and now Matt Roth! Am I missing anyone else? And why does this always seem to happen at critical times?

  • JerryCT

    I talked to him in PR after the injury and he was unsure how bad the situation was. He actually participated with the team in warmups and timeouts etc. He was on his crutches and very involved. He could have stayed seated but he didn't.He is a very tough and comitted kid………..we really need him too.

  • JerryCT

    I talked to him in PR after the injury and he was unsure how bad the situation was. He actually participated with the team in warmups and timeouts etc. He was on his crutches and very involved. He could have stayed seated but he didn't.He is a very tough and comitted kid………..we really need him too.

  • IUMIKE1

    Even with most of our mistakes ” fixable ” Bobby C. proved that on this team there is plenty of room for someone that is ready to come in and play tough and smart and you don't gain 20 pounds and do the work that Roth done in the off season without being tough and smart. This team has also shown that it could definately use someone that is a real 3 point threat besides Creek.

    I'm with Matt J what is it about us and foot injuries. Maybe other teams have had them like us but I sure don't remember hearing about any of them if they have.

    If previous exprecience tells us anything it is that this kind of injury seems to take for ever to get over. When DJ had his was it not the same thing and did it not take him out for the rest of the year. If memory serves me right it happened to him pretty early in the season too didn't it ?

    Get better quick Matt we need you.

    At least he doesn't have to worry about how it ends up playing out as I feel confident that CTC will do what is in Matt's best interest and that is something that future recruits would be wise to consider when making their decision. I'm sure there are plenty of Div 1 coaches out there that would not think twice about doing what was best for them instead of what was best for the player. Mr. Selby are you hearing this ?

  • What is it with foot injuries in Bloomington? I remember Pat Graham broke a metatarsal twice, DJ suffered a break, and now Matt Roth! Am I missing anyone else? And why does this always seem to happen at critical times?

  • JerryCT

    I talked to him in PR after the injury and he was unsure how bad the situation was. He actually participated with the team in warmups and timeouts etc. He was on his crutches and very involved. He could have stayed seated but he didn't.He is a very tough and comitted kid………..we really need him too.

  • i know this has nothing to do with Roth but i was curious to see how Jordan Crawford the closest player to staying was doing at Xavier so far through the year and he is doing quite well 21 points 5 rebs and 3 assists he is going to be a very very good player

  • IUMIKE1

    Even with most of our mistakes ” fixable ” Bobby C. proved that on this team there is plenty of room for someone that is ready to come in and play tough and smart and you don't gain 20 pounds and do the work that Roth done in the off season without being tough and smart. This team has also shown that it could definately use someone that is a real 3 point threat besides Creek.

    I'm with Matt J what is it about us and foot injuries. Maybe other teams have had them like us but I sure don't remember hearing about any of them if they have.

    If previous exprecience tells us anything it is that this kind of injury seems to take for ever to get over. When DJ had his was it not the same thing and did it not take him out for the rest of the year. If memory serves me right it happened to him pretty early in the season too didn't it ?

    Get better quick Matt we need you.

    At least he doesn't have to worry about how it ends up playing out as I feel confident that CTC will do what is in Matt's best interest and that is something that future recruits would be wise to consider when making their decision. I'm sure there are plenty of Div 1 coaches out there that would not think twice about doing what was best for them instead of what was best for the player. Mr. Selby are you hearing this ?

  • coachv

    holman and keeling are tearing it up at detroit. especially holman. doubtt anyone cares

    good luck matt!

  • MPmike

    This might be a blessing in disguise for Math Roth. I think an extra year for him will do him and the team better. He reminds me a little of former Mr. Basketball Pat Graham. With alot of work during the off season, he can have a very productive career.