Prep Hoops | Boys: Kentwood's Josh Smith may have partially torn tendon
Josh Smith, Kentwood's 6-foot-10 basketball standout, is believed to have suffered a partially torn patellar tendon in Tuesday night's game.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Josh Smith, Kentwood High School's 6-foot-10 center, is believed to have suffered a partially torn patellar tendon in the Conquerors' 63-41 loss to Federal Way Tuesday night.
Smith, a UCLA basketball signee rated by some recruiting services as the No. 1 high-school center in the country, had an MRI on Wednesday, but didn't say what the diagnosis was.
Kentwood coach Michael Angelidis said in an e-mail that Smith's injury is believed to be a partial tear.
The patellar tendon extends from the quadriceps muscle in the thigh to the patella (kneecap). The severity of the injury can vary greatly, and it is not known how long — or whether — Smith will be sidelined. Treatment can vary from surgery to physical therapy.
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