Tyree Graham set for surgery

Updated: April 8, 2011, 7:48 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

Rutgers guard Tyree Graham suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon while doing drills this past week, and will undergo surgery next week, coach Mike Rice announced on Friday.

Graham missed all of this past season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in September.

"Our main concern is getting Tyree healthy," said Rice, in a statement. "He will remain involved in team activities."

Rice says Graham will face "an extensive recovery and prolonged rehabilitation" period following his latest surgery.

The Durham, N.C., resident hasn't played for Rutgers since joining them as a junior college transfer last summer.

He averaged 3.9 points in 13 games as a freshman at Texas Tech before leaving school for personal reasons.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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