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Thomas suffered injury at Rutgers

1/11/2005 - LSU Tigers

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU freshman forward Ashley Thomas will
have surgery to repair her right knee on Friday and will miss the
remainder of the season.

Thomas, from Stone Mountain, Ga., suffered the injury in the
first half of LSU's game at Rutgers last Wednesday. She had played
in all of LSU's 14 games before the injury and was averaging 9.6
minutes, 1.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.

"We are expecting a speedy and full recovery from Ashley," LSU
coach Pokey Chatman said. "She will approach her rehabilitation
process like she has approached everything about basketball, in a
positive mind set and with a 100 percent effort."

LSU team doctor Brent Bankston will be the surgeon on the
procedure that will repair the torn ligaments in her knee.