During the team’s media day back on Oct. 16, Florida Gators head basketball coach Billy Donovan spoke about the future of redshirt sophomore forward Adam Allen. Allen, who has already had two surgeries on a chronic left knee, told Donovan his kneecap was still giving him pain and discomfort even after he had surgery on it (now) seven months ago. Initial thoughts were that Allen would have to sit out the season while recovering, which affected Donovan emotionally. “I feel terrible for him because he has been trying to get himself back,” Donovan said last month.
“There’s a good chance I won’t be able to play basketball again,” Allen said at the time. “The cards are stacked against me.” Word from the Gainesville Sun is that Allen is now scheduled for a third surgery on his left knee and will go under the knife next week.
Allen realizes his career is likely over at this point, which is quite unfortunate especially considering he never had a chance to show what he can do on the court. “I don’t know if I will ever be able to play again at this level,” Allen said.
OGGOA wishes Allen a speedy recovery and all the best in his future endeavors.