Anderson Could Need Surgery

The #4-ranked prospect in the country who is figuring to be a big factor in UCLA's basketball season, Kyle Anderson, might need surgery on his thumb...

Kyle Anderson, the 6-8 point forward from Jersey City (New Jersey) St. Anthony, has been diagnosed with torn ligaments in his thumb, according to reports.

Anderson, #4-ranked prospect in the national class of 2012 that has signed a National Letter of Intent for UCLA, was told by a physician that he will need surgery.

His father has said they will seek a second opinion.

The injured thumb is on Anderson's non-shooting hand. If he did proceed with surgery, the recovery is thought to be three months.

That means, if Anderson had the surgery soon, he'd be able to begin playing again at full capacity by the beginning of August. He could, too, continue conditioning and other work in the three-month recovery.

Practice doesn't begin until mid-October.

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