Coffman junior Purdue recruit Molock deals with torn ACL

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Dublin Coffman junior Kyle Molock

Injuries are a part of the game, but some are more severe than others as in the case of Dublin Coffman’s junior Kyle Molock. The 6-foot-1 Purdue commit, Molock, suffered a torn anterior cruciate
ligament on July 27 while playing in an AAU game in Anaheim, California.


Injuries are a part of the game, but some are more severe than others as in the case of Dublin Coffman’s junior Kyle Molock.

The 6-foot-1 Purdue commit, Molock, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on July 27 while playing in an AAU game in Anaheim, California.

“Kyle was injured in the very first game in the first three minutes of the Best of the Summer tournament in Anaheim CA against the Tru Playaz Basketball Club,” said Molock’s father, Karl.  “Kyle was playing for Team Detroit’s 17U basketball team. He took a red eye flight home that same night so he could meet with his doctor early in the morning.”

According to Molock’s father, the injury was occurred when Kyle landed in an awkward position.
 
“Kyle tore the ACL in his left knee by driving to the basket, being pushed from behind and landing in an awkward position,” the elder Molock stated. “Kyle felt his knee shift and felt a pop as he was going to the ground.”
 
Molock underwent surgery this morning being performed by Dr. Christopher Kaeding, who is the Director of the Ohio State Sports Medicine Center.
 
They also gave consideration to having Dr. K. Donald Shelbourne of Indianopolis (IN) perform the surgery.  Shelbourne recently did the ACL tear of Purdue basketball player Robbie Hummel and came highly recommended from the Boilermaker basketball staff.
 
Molock, who averaged 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists as a sophomore, will be out 6-8 months. Coffman finished (20-4) a year ago advancing to the D-1 regional semis.

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