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Jan 19, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Andy Brown (11) controls the ball against California Golden Bears guard Allen Crabbe (23) during the second half at Maples Pavilion. The Stanford Cardinal defeated the California Golden Bears 69-59. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford's Andy Brown tears ACL again

Stanford Cardinal Andy Brown’s basketball career has come to an end. The forward suffered an ACL tear during a workout on Tuesday, his fourth ACL injury since 2009. Coach Johnny Dawkins announced the next day that Brown’s playing days were officially done.

Via USA Today Sports:

Nobody has worked harder to get back into playing shape, having already experienced three tears and waiting two full years before putting on a uniform. What makes this even more disappointing is Andy had already passed the initial test of getting back on the court.

He was a highly-productive player for our team last year and we were fully counting on him to be a key contributor again this season. More importantly, his presence and leadership will be extremely difficult to replace. Andy is a fighter, he will bounce back and has the full support of the Stanford basketball family.

Brown was only able to play one full season for the Cardinal, averaging 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. We wish him the best in his recovery.

[Source: USA Today]

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