McGee will undergo surgery; Out 3-6 weeks

University of Louisville sophomore guard Andre McGee will have arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee and will be sidelined for 3-6 weeks.

University of Louisville sophomore guard Andre McGee will have arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee and will be sidelined for 3-6 weeks.

McGee may have suffered the injury in practice on Friday while extending his leg on defense. Swelling occurred in the knee following Sunday's exhibition victory over Kentucky Wesleyan and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination at Jewish Hospital on Monday revealed a tear in the lateral meniscus. Dr. John Ellis will perform the surgery on Tuesday at Jewish Hospital.

McGee scored 16 points in 23 minutes of action in the Cardinals' 100-87 season-opening victory over Northwestern State. He started against Kentucky Wesleyan and played briefly, producing five points and two steals while every member of the Cardinal team played at least seven minutes.

McGee has worked himself into great shape and has been looked to share the starting point guard role with freshman Edgar Sosa. He has been among the Cardinals' most accurate long range shooting threats, connecting on a combined 11-of-18 three point goals in U of L's opener, two exhibition games, and three exhibition games in Canada in early September.


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