Fox out 3-4 months

University of Arizona power forward Isaiah Fox had surgery Tuesday to repair an injury to his left knee. The surgery was a success, but the big man will be out 3-4 months and is likely to miss the entire season.

Fox, a 6-foot-9, 269-pound, forward from Santa Monica, Calif., had successful surgery to repair the left meniscus. He is expected to be out of action for three to four months.

"Isaiah had successful meniscal repair surgery to his left knee," said Randy Cohen, University of Arizona Assistant Director of Athletics for C.A.T.S. Medical Services. "Because the meniscus was repaired and not removed, the normal period of recovery for this type of procedure is three to four months."

Fox suffered the injury in the first half of last Friday's 78-77 loss to Florida.

Fox was hurt during the early stages of the Florida game. His injury means that the Cats are left with just two scholarship big men. Channing Frye and true freshman Kirk Walters are the only players left on the roster who are over 6-8.

"This becomes a problem in terms of our lack of depth inside," said Lute Olson. "It will allow more playing time for Kirk Walters inside, and we will have him more experienced as we start league play in January."

Fox could still take a medical redshirt if he misses the rest of the season. He's played in less than two full games and would be eligible for a medical redshirt.

"He's only played in one game and six minutes," noted Olson. "If it's a long-tem thing, that (redshirtting) could be a possibility."

Fox is averaging 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds through two games this season. He posted his first career double-double on Nov. 24 with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Northern Arizona.

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