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Transfer Martin tears ACL, out for season

Observer Sports Report | Tuesday, October 6, 2009

 Junior guard Scott Martin tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and will miss the 2009-10 season, the athletic department said Monday.

Martin tore his ACL during a preseason workout on Oct. 1, the statement said. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams Monday confirmed the injury. 

“I am very disappointed for Scott,” coach Mike Brey said in the statement. “He had worked so hard last season in practices and in the weight room improving his overall strength and getting himself ready to be a big part of our lineup this season. We are expecting Scott to make a full recovery and he will use this year to rehabilitate his knee in preparation for the 2010-11 season.”

The statement said Martin will have surgery during the week of Oct. 19.

Martin transferred in June 2008 from Purdue, where he averaged 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game during the 2007-2008 season. He sat out last season because of the NCAA transfer rules. 

“Scott Martin is going to be a very good player here at Notre Dame,” Brey said. “It’s now just going to be a little bit longer wait before we can get him on the court.”