The Northwestern basketball program watched its frontcourt depth take a hit over the weekend, with news on Sunday coming that sophomore forward Aaron Falzon will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
Head coach Chris Collins said the university will pursue a medical hardship waiver for Falzon.
“We all feel badly for Aaron,” Collins said in a statement.
“We were looking forward to him being a big part of our team this season. He already is on the road to recovery and we look forward to getting him back on the court and being a central piece of our program for the next three years.”
Sophomore forward @A3Falzon5 has undergone season-ending knee surgery.
— Northwestern Basketball (@NUMensBball) December 11, 2016
As a freshman last season, Falzon averaged an impressive 8.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Those numbers have declined in 2016, with the sophomore averaging just 6.7 minutes in three appearances this season.
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