Surgeries Put Petway, Andrews Out Three-Four Weeks

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball program has announced junior-to-be forward Brent Petway (McDonough, Ga./Griffin HS) will miss three to four weeks due to surgery on his left shoulder, while junior-to-be John Andrews (West Bloomfield, Mich./Orchard Lake St. Mary's) has undergone minor surgery on both knees to alleviate pain from tendinitis and will miss up to three to four weeks as well.

"After monitoring and evaluating the situation with Brent's shoulder for the last few months, we have been advised by our medical staff that surgery now is in his best interest," said U-M coach Tommy Amaker. "John had nagging knee problems all of last season. We are hoping his surgery will help him to correct them."

Petway, who is a two-time Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player award recipient, has played in 62 career games with five starts. He is averaging 5.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, while shooting 60.4 percent from the field in his two seasons with the Wolverines.

Due to several injuries in the Wolverine lineup, Andrews saw increasingly more time on the floor this past season as he played in 28 games, compared to just seven as a freshman. For his career he is averaging 2.7 points, 1.5 rebounds in 35 career games.

Petway is scheduled for surgery today (Monday, May 2), while Andrews had successful surgery Thursday (April 28).

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4223

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