USC’s Geathers Fractures Knee, Out for 6 Months

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina forward Carlton Geathers will miss at least six months after fracturing the knee cap in his right leg during a summer league game last week. Geathers is a 6-foot-10 player from Georgetown who has played sparingly last season after sitting out his first year as a redshirt. Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said Monday that Geathers will need surgery and at least half a year to recuperate. The school said Geathers was playing a summer pro-am league contest July 19 when he was hurt. Geathers played in 28 games last winter, averaging a point and 1.5 rebounds in nearly 8 minutes of action per game.

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