LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- University of Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau had surgery Tuesday morning to repair a sports hernia and is expected to return to workouts within six weeks.
Agau suffered the injury in workouts about three weeks ago. While the injury is not the same, former U of L guard Taquan Dean had a similar surgery in 2004. Dr. William Meyers, president of Vincera Core Physicians, performed the operation at the Vincera Institute Surgical Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
Agau, who has shown significant improvement in summer workouts, played in 19 games for the Cardinals as a freshman last season while totaling 17 points, 21 rebounds and five blocked shots. The 6-8 forward from Omaha, Neb., scored a season-best four points against both Houston and USF and grabbed a season-high five rebounds against Missouri-Kansas City. He was the first player in Nebraska Class A history to play on four state championship teams.