Agau has successful sports hernia surgery

University of Louisville sophomore basketball player Akoy Agau underwent successful surgery on Tuesday for a sports hernia. Agau is expected to be sidelined for about six week but should be ready before the start of practice.

University of Louisville sophomore basketball player Akoy Agau underwent successful surgery on Tuesday for a sports hernia.

Agau, who was injured several weeks ago, had the surgery in Philadelphia. U of L coach Rick Pitino told Cardinal Authority that he expects Agau to be sidelines about six weeks.

In a school news release, the injury is described as "not the same" as former U of L guard Taquan Dean. But had similar surgery in 2004. Dr. William Meyers, president of Vincera Core Physicians, performed the operation at the Vincera Institute Surgical Center.

Pitino told Cardinal Authority last week that Agau had show "major improvement," during the summer workouts. He played in 19 games for the Cardinals as a freshman last season while totaling 17 points, 21 rebounds and five blocked shots. He's a 6-8 forward from Omaha, Neb.


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