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Cal recruit Rogers has heart surgery

Updated: October 2, 2009, 10:53 PM ET
Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Highly touted California freshman guard Tierra Rogers will not play for the Golden Bears after being diagnosed this week with a rare heart condition and having a defibrillator implanted Thursday.

The school made the announcement Thursday night.

"I am saddened that I was diagnosed with this disease," Rogers said in a statement. "But I feel God has given me a second chance at life. With the support of my family, coaching staff and teammates, I will be able to get ...

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