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Jayhawk has cartilage damage repaired

10/1/2003 - Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas forward Keith Langford, the Jayhawks' leading returning scorer, is out two to three weeks
after arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.

Langford, a preseason Wooden Award candidate, averaged 15.9
points per game last season as Kansas' third option behind Nick
Collison and Kirk Hinrich, who have gone to the NBA.

Langford played even better in NCAA Tournament, averaging 18.2 points in six games and scoring a total of 42 points in the
Jayhawks' two Final Four contests.

"Last week Keith complained of soreness is his knee," Kansas
coach Bill Self said. "He had an MRI on Monday, which revealed
some very slight cartilage damage. Keith, his mother and the
medical staff then got together and decided to repair it now
instead of having it be a nuisance throughout the season."

Kansas, which begins practice Oct. 18, lost to Syracuse in
last season's national championship. Self is replacing Roy
Williams and is counting on Langford and fellow junior Aaron
Miles, the team's point guard, to be the catalysts in his first
season.