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WSU’s Casto has surgery on knee


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Let’s see what we’ve got. A quick note on DeAngelo Casto’s health – we have a short story that will be appearing in tomorrow’s paper, so the unedited version is available now – along with a link you might like. Read on.

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• Here’s the short on Casto …

Washington State University sophomore DeAngelo Casto underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday in Pullman to repair damage in the lateral and medial meniscus of his right knee.

Casto suffered the injury while playing with the United States U19 team in the FIBA World Championships in New Zealand earlier this month, a tournament the U.S. team won. Before the injury, Casto played in four tournament games, averaging 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds.

The 6-foot-8 Casto played in 33 games as a freshman, averaged 4.4 points, 4 rebounds and blocked 39 shots.

Rehabilitation is expected to take between 10 and 12 weeks. WSU team doctor Ed Tingstad performed the surgery.

• That’s it for the short story. The damage must have been a little more extensive than first thought, but Casto is expected to be ready to go by the time basketball practice starts in October.

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• And here’s the link. It’s a freebie from CougFan and former P-I columnist Jim Moore – I say that because, though Jim is still writing online, the P-I as a newspaper, is dead. Jim writes about the one WSU player he’d like to see less of this season.

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• That’s it for this evening. We’ll be back if anything breaks. Until then …


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