Patterson Undergoes Surgery
Kentucky freshman Patrick Patterson underwent surgery in Charlotte, N.C., last Friday on his left ankle, to repair a stress fracture sustained during the season, while sophomore Jodie Meeks is still exploring the possibility of surgery on a diagnosed sports hernia.
Patterson's surgery was performed by well-renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The procedure was done to stabilize the stress fracture.
Patterson will be in a cast and on crutches for six weeks and a 4-6 month recovery time is expected, depending on how the injury heals.
Meeks has been diagnosed with right athletic pubalgia, more commonly known as a sports hernia.
Meeks will meet with sports hernia specialist Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, April 10, to determine if surgery is necessary.