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Hood Tears ACL

Posted: Jul 19, 2011 6:42 PM by Alan Cutler

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UK men's basketball junior guard Jon Hood suffered a torn right ACL playing in a pick-up basketball game on Monday. Surgery will be scheduled once the inflammation subsides. There is no timetable on his return.

"This is a tough blow four both Jon and our team," says Cal.

"Veteran leadership on a young team is irreplaceable but Jon will use this to come back stronger."

Hood played in 33 games last season in Kentucky's Final Four run. He averaged 1 point a game.

Hood quickly received a lot of support from his teammates via Twitter.

"Sorry to hear about my boy Hoodie," says Ryan Harrow. "But he will bounce back and come back ten times better."

"Everybody say a prayer for my boy J Hood and ask for a quick return," says Darius Miller. "And for him to stay positive during it all."

"This is more motivation for him and our team," says freshman Mike Kidd-Gilchrist.

Hood could end up being a candidate to redshirt next season.