Weber’s right knee is scheduled for surgery

Alonzo Small
Sports Editor

Weber’s reconstructive knee-surgery to repair a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus has been scheduled for Feb. 19.

In the days leading up the surgery, Weber is expected to travel with the team. Once the surgery takes place, Weber will have limited mobility in the following days. Though Weber was injured in the Jan. 31 game against the University of Richmond, surgery was postponed due to swelling. Head coach Shaka Smart said that Weber has been “resilient” while showing a “terrific attitude,” towards him and his teammates.

“Rehab starts immediately,” Smart said in his weekly press conference with the media on Monday, Feb. 2. “The stronger he can make that leg, the more likely he will be able to recover quickly after surgery.”

“He’s obviously got a career to focus on once he gets better from that surgery,” Smart said about Weber’s road to recovery.

Smart praised Weber, saying “there’s never been a guy who wanted to be at VCU more,” during his coaching tenure.

“He’s grown a great deal,” Smart said. “Great evidence of that is just the way he’s responded with his teammates since this injury occurred. He could be caught up in himself and down in the dumps and upset, but he’s been great and it just shows how much he’s grown.”

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