Simmons to undergo surgery on left foot

David La

Minnesota senior point guard Terrance Simmons will have surgery Wednesday to mend a stress fracture in left foot.
Simmons had X-ray’s taken last Thursday after experiencing soreness in his foot.
Coach Dan Monson said Simmons has a “little stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal. He’s going to go in Wednesday and have a screw put in just to make sure that it heals properly. He’ll be out about two weeks after that.”
Simmons led the Gophers in minutes played and assists last season, and is second among returning players in scoring.
After surgery, Monson projects Simmons will be on crutches for a few days and back to full strength by the second week of practice in late October.
Monson called Simmons’ injury a result of “working too hard. He’s probably worked harder this off-season than any player we have. As a result, his body has told him to slow down.
“As a senior, he’s a little bit down right now because he has worked so hard,” Monson said. “Its unfortunate but hopefully he won’t take a step backwards, because he’s had a phenomenal off-season.”

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