Nov. 25, 2009
Statement from Athletic Trainer Eric Fry
MRI results showed that Varez Ward ruptured his right quadriceps tendon. He is scheduled to undergo surgery early next week and will miss the remainder of the season.
Statement from Head Coach Rick Barnes
We all feel for Varez. Everyone within our program understands how much time and hard work Varez has put in, and he has been the most improved player on our team from the end of last season. He means a lot to this program. There is one thing for certain, he will be back.
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Ward had started each of UT's first three games this year prior to sustaining the injury during pregame warm-ups on Tuesday, Nov. 24. He averaged 6.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 23.0 minutes per contest. Ward also led the team in steals (seven).