Browne Injured, Forsythe's Waiver Approved

Gary Browne

Two members of West Virginia's large freshman class from this past season are each on the road to recovery, as guard Gary Browne underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair "internal damage" in his right ankle, according to WVU officials.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Kelly Bal at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

According to a press release distributed by West Virginia's sports information office, the team's coordinator of athletic training services, Randy Meador, expects Browne to face a recovery time of two to three months.

Browne played in all 33 of the Mountaineers' games as a true freshman in 2011-12, starting three times. He averaged 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and almost 3 assists per game.

The announcement of Browne's procedure came on the same day that the school also revealed fellow freshman Pat Forsythe's request for a medical hardship waiver was approved by the Big East Conference.

Forsythe played in seven games but ultimately missed most of the season due to multiple injuries, including a stress fracture in his right ankle. He averaged 2.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Forsythe will play in 2012-13 as a redshirt freshman and have four seasons of college eligibility remaining.

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