Another Injury for an AU Basketball Player

Auburn men's basketball coach Tony Barbee discusses the injury to one of his players.

Auburn, Ala.--A second potential starter for Tony Barbee's first Auburn basketball team has suffered a serious knee injury and his status is in doubt for the 2010-2011 season.

Ty Armstrong, a 6-9 sophomore forward, is expected to have surgery on his left knee next week in Birmingham by Dr. James Andrews.

Earlier this summer the team's only returning starter, junior guard Frankie Sullivan, suffered an ACL injury that required surgery. Sullivan is likely to be redshirted this season.

"I feel for Ty just as much as I feel for Frankie as well as the Auburn Family," Coach Tony Barbee said on Tuesday. "I've always said things happen for a reason, and I truly believe this unfortunate injury to Ty is part of that.

Our prayers are with him as he goes through surgery and the rehabilitation process," Barbee said. "We look forward to Ty and Frankie joining us on the court as soon as they are 100 percent."

Sullivan had his surgery on July 27th.

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