Rod Grizzard Undergoes Diagnostic Knee Surgery


Thursday, May 16, 2002

Headshot Rod Grizzard
Rod Grizzard

Rod Grizzard, a junior guard on the University of Alabama basketball team this past season, underwent a diagnostic arthroscopy surgery on his right knee around noon on Thursday, May 16. The procedure was done by Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Lyle Cain at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.

Grizzard injured the knee during a workout in Philadelphia on Monday, May 6.  Grizzard returned to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, May 7 and consulted with the Crimson Tide’s team physician, Dr. James Robinson. He was given a Computerized Tomography scan and had an orthopedic consultation on Wednesday, May 15 with Dr. Andrews who determined the need for surgery. The surgery was a successful open repair of a fracture to the tibial plateau. 

“Dr. Andrews feels confident that Rod will be able to return to competitive basketball,” said University of Alabama certified Athletic Trainer John Morr who works with the Tide men’s basketball team.

The estimated recovery time for Grizzard is approximately four months.