It was announced by head coach Bill Coen on Wednesday that Northeastern guard Quincy Ford will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery later this week.
Ford played in the Huskies’ first two games this season, averaging 8.5 points and 2.0 rebounds, but he missed the next six. After experiencing ongoing back pain, Ford consulted with his family and with medical staff and the decision was made to have surgery on a lumbar disk in his back.
“Quincy is just a big, big part of our program,” Coen said. “I think everybody’s that’s come out and seen us play over the last couple of years understands what type of talent he is, what type of kid he is and how much he means to this program.
“We want to support him and his health is of our utmost concern. We want to make sure he’s healthy first, and he gets the proper medical treatment. All our guys in the locker room are behind him, all our coaches are behind him. And Quincy is gonna dedicate himself to coming back better than ever.”
Ford’s presence on the court will be missed, but after all, he only played in two games this season. The Huskies are currently 2-6 on the season, however, they sit in first place in the Colonial Athletic Association despite being four games under .500.