Miles Yet To Make Decision On Surgery

C.J. Miles has a decision to make. With a torn ligament in his non-shooting hand, Miles faces the prospect of surgery which would sideline him or playing through pain and waiting for off-season surgery.

Dallas Skyline senior C.J. Miles,'s No. 10 prospect in America, is facing a difficult decision. Last week, Miles injured his non-shooting thumb bracing himself during a fall. The result was a torn ligament on his right thumb and a difficult decision about his immediate future.

"We went to a doctor on Monday, the X-rays looked good but he tore a ligament," Calvin Miles, Sr., said. "Then, the last guy we went to, he was pretty adamant that he needed to get it repaired. That wasn't what we wanted to hear. It's on his right hand, not his shooting hand. He played the other night and he's resting up for this weekend when we go to New York."

Skyline plays New Rochelle this weekend in New York. After the game, Miles is expected to make a decision about his immediate future. Surgery is tentatively scheduled for January 27 and would cost him the remainder of his high school season but he would be back in time to play in the McDonald's game.

However, if Miles can play through the pain he would be able to finish out his entire high school season and then have the thumb operated on following the post-season all-star games.

According to Miles' father there isn't much risk to the player's long term future and basically Miles needs to gauge whether the pain is significant enough to warrant a surgical procedure right now.

"He can play with the pain, it's bearable," Miles Sr. said.

A final decision will be made within the next week.

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