SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga forward Austin Daye faces an uncertain future for the coming season because of a knee injury.
Daye went down in a tangle of bodies a week ago at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio. At first he thought he had injured a tendon in the hamstring of his right leg.
An MRI shows the 6-foot-10 sophomore from Irvine, Calif., has a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Daye now expects to undergo surgery in three or four days, and it's unclear when he'll be ready to play. Last year, in his freshman season, he averaged 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. NBAdraft.net has projected him as the No. 9 pick in the 2009 draft.