Dedmon Has Fracture In Right Hand|
Oct. 12, 2011
USC sophomore seven-foot forward Dewayne Dedmon suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hand, second metacarpal neck (just above the knuckle of his index finder) during unofficial practice yesterday (Oct. 11), it was announced by USC men's basketball head coach Kevin O'Neill. The treatment for Dedmon's injury will consist of immobilizing the finger for two to three weeks. Dedmon will be fitted with a cast tomorrow which will allow him to practice defensive and non-contract drills without re-injury due to accidental contact.
USC begins practice for the 2011-12 season on Friday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. Dedmon will compete in limited parts of practice and be available to media after practice, as will all USC players and coaches.
Dedmon, who has three years of eligibility remaining, transferred to USC from Antelope Valley College last January and practiced with the team. He figures to be a key component for the Trojans as they look to compensate for the departure of junior forward Nikola Vucevic who was selected 16th in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and senior Alex Stepheson, the top two rebounders in the conference last season.