Shoulder Surgery Sidelines Gulley For Season

Oklahoma State point guard Fred Gulley will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery next week to have a non-cancerous cyst removed from a shoulder bone, the Cowboy sophomore said Thursday. Gulley's recovery time is expected to be three to four months.

The 6-foot-2 sophomore from Fayetteville, Ark., started the first seven games of the season for the Cowboys but missed the last three games as the pain in his shoulder got worse.

"It's unfortunate, but it's been something that has been bothering him for a while and it's good to go ahead and get it fixed," Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford said Thursday.

"He was a very, very important piece to the puzzle, but it's good that he will be able to get a redshirt year under his belt. He'll only be a sophomore and he will be 100 percent healthy and he'll have a great career," Ford added.

Gulley was averaging 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds for the Cowboys, who return to action Saturday against Alabama in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City.

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