Oregon State frontcourt recruit Ben Kone has suffered a season ending ACL tear. Fortunately, the prognosis is it won't carry over to his arrival on campus next fall.
The 6'8" 3-star power forward from San Jose, CA, and Arch Bishop Mitty High School, injured his knee last week, and didn't initially think it was too serious.
"I thought it wasn't that bad when it happened because I got up and walked around right after it happened," Kone said.
But examination subsequently determined surgery to repair a tear was needed.
"I tore my ACL, but I'll be fine," Kone added. "I'm built tough, and it shouldn't affect anything with my college career because, the recovery time is six months."
Kone is scheduled for surgery on Feb. 12, by Dr. Tim McAdams, who is the team orthopedic surgeon for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, and also performed the latest surgery for Reggie Bush.
Kone signed his LOI to Oregon State during the early signing period earlier this winter.