Texas' Ward granted medical hardship

Updated: May 13, 2010, 3:24 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

Texas guard Varez Ward and forward Shawn Williams each has been granted a medical hardship waiver from the Big 12 for the 2009-10 season, the school announced Thursday.

Ward will be a redshirt sophomore for the upcoming 2010-11 season, while Williams will be a redshirt freshman.

Ward, who started each of Texas' first three games and averaged 6.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per contest, ruptured his right quadriceps tendon during warm-ups prior to the O'Reilly Auto ...

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