Junior Guard Frankie Sullivan Has Successful Surgery
July 27, 2010
AUBURN -- Auburn rising junior guard Frankie Sullivan underwent successful surgery on his left knee Tuesday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham by Dr. James Andrews. There is no timetable for his return.
"I feel for Frankie and the Auburn Family," said first-year Auburn head coach Tony Barbee. "We were all looking forward to him having a big year. I'm a big believer in things happening for a reason even though we don't always understand why. We know Frankie will use his toughness and work ethic to come back 100 percent and will rejoin the team when he is fully healthy.
"I am glad the surgery was a success, and we look forward to him completing his rehab and getting back on the court and helping the team."
Only 31 percent of Auburn's scoring and 36 percent of the Tigers' rebounding return from last year's 15-17 team, and Sullivan accounts for 16 percent of the scoring and 11 percent of the rebounding alone.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Uniontown, Ala., native averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists last season. Sullivan shot 43 percent from the field, 37 percent from 3-point range and was second in the SEC shooting 85 percent from the foul line. He scored a career-high 27 points in last year's SEC Tournament first round loss to Florida.
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