College Basketball's Tallest Player Suffers Serious Injury
Kenny George, the tallest player in the history of NCAA Divison I college basketball, may miss the entire 2008-09 season. The 7'7" center for the University of North Carolina at Asheville will be sidelined due to an injury to one of his size 28 feet.
George had two surgical procedures on an infected right foot and remains in a Chicago hospital, the school said. The senior is not expected to return to school this semester.
Coach Eddie Biedenbach said George first felt discomfort last month during a camp in Las Vegas. When he returned to his native Chicago, a doctor recommended immediate surgery.