Verdell Jones III undergoes successful knee surgery

  • 03/30/2012 7:40 pm in

Per a release from Methodist Sports Medicine, Indiana senior guard Verdell Jones III underwent successful knee surgery to repair a torn right ACL on Friday. Jones suffered the injury in Indiana’s 75-58 win over Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament on Mar. 8.

Here’s the full release:

Indianapolis, Ind. – March 30, 2012 – Indiana University senior point guard Verdell Jones, III underwent successful surgery to reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The surgery was performed by Thomas Klootwyk, MD of Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis. Jones sustained the season ending injury during the first round of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis March 8.

Jones, who will graduate this spring, was a key member of the rebuilding process of the IU basketball program and helped the Hoosiers to their first NCAA tournament berth in four seasons.

About Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists Methodist Sports Medicine / The Orthopedic Specialists, a partner of Indiana University Health, is Central Indiana’s premier provider of comprehensive orthopedic services and has built its reputation on excellence in orthopedics and sports medicine for more than 25 years. Official team physicians for many high schools, college and professional teams, including the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, 100 percent of the group’s orthopedic surgeons are fellowship trained, board certified and leaders in new technologies, procedures and research. For more information, please visit www.methodistsports.com.

Jones averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game in his final season for the Hoosiers.

(HT: The Hoosier Scoop)

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  • Alishe00

    God Bless you and your recovery Verdell. Thanks for all you have given to Indiana basketball!

  • Alishe00

    God Bless you and your recovery Verdell. Thanks for all you have given to Indiana basketball!

  • Hoosierfan60

    Hope your healing and rehab go smoothly. Good luck.

  • tolly1

    Best wishes VJ. You are a a great HOOSIER and will be missed on the floor next year.

  • Hoosiered

    Thank you, Verdell. Feel well soon.

  • Nimbi63

    If he had not hurt the knee, the Hoosiers would have two games left this season.

  • iufan4life10

    Hope the rehab and recovery goes well.  Thank you for giving all to rebuild this program.  Best wishes moving forward.

  • Rkje_2000

    Dr. Klootwyk operated on my daughter’s ACL and she has had no problems. Glad he didn’t go to Shelbourne. Good Luck VJ3

  • 1971hoosier

    Get well soon Verdell. I will miss seeing one of the best pull jump shooters IU has ever had. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors and thanks for all the enjoyment that you have brought my family over the last 4years!

  • 1971hoosier

    Get well soon Verdell. I will miss seeing one of the best pull jump shooters IU has ever had. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors and thanks for all the enjoyment that you have brought my family over the last 4years!

  • Brosiedon

    Does IU pay for that surgery or does Verdell/Family?  Just Curious.

  • Dougbaker11

    Best Wishes to a class act! Thank you VJIII for being a part of rebuilding TEAM!

  • Patty

    Get well soon Verdell, so sorry you had to go through this!  You did a wonderful job for the Hoosiers, you worked so hard. I cried everytime they showed you on the sideline after your injury. I’m sure we would have beat Ky. if you had been able to play. Thank you for being a true Hoosier!                                                                                                                 

  • RoachMotel

     IU

  • Cardinals10

    Speedy recovery and rehab! Thank you for being an ASSET to the IU basketball program! You are what all parents hope their children will become!