GW Men's Basketball's Pellom Undergoes Successful Surgery on Left Wrist
Senior Forward Expected To Be Out 4-to-5 Months
July 10, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington University Department of Athletics has announced that senior men's basketball player David Pellom underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Monday, July 9. Pellom is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-5 months.
"I am disappointed in the timing of this injury at the start of my senior campaign, but getting it addressed surgically will allow me to return as soon as possible," said Pellom. "I was looking forward to taking the court with my teammates in Italy next month, but now I'll just look forward to returning to action that much more in the fall."
As a junior last season for the Colonials, Pellom averaged career-best numbers of 10.4 points and a team-leading 6.1 rebounds in 27 games played. His .685 field goal percentage (122-178) set a new GW single-season program record, which was previously held by GW's all-time rebounding leader, Joe Holup, who shot 64.7 percent from the field during the 1955-56 season.
"Being without David for several months this summer is a setback, but it will give some of our returning players and freshman an opportunity to step-up and play additional minutes on our tour through Italy," said Coach Mike Lonergan. "David has vowed to do everything in his power under the guidance of our sports medicine team to return to action this coming season even better than ever."
The Colonials are slated to open the 2012-13 season on Saturday, Nov. 10 against Youngstown State at the Charles E. Smith Center.