ESPN’s Andy Katz is up early to give us the latest on Texas A&M senior guard Derrick Roland, who suffered compound fractures of his tibia and fibula in his lower right leg last night in a game at Washington in Seattle.
Roland underwent surgery Harborview Medical Center to have a rod placed in the leg, (Aggies Coach Marc) Turgeon said early Wednesday.
“It went well and he is doing well,” Turgeon said in a text message. “Tough kid.”
Roland is gone for the season.
The injury is not only devastating for Roland, but the Aggies, as he was the team’s second-leading scorer and team leader:
Fellow senior Donald Sloan, Roland’s good friend and former Dallas Seagoville High teammate, was visibly upset when he saw Roland’s injury.
“Derrick was the heart and soul of this team,” Turgeon said. “Everyone is devastated. Our guys had their eyes swollen in the last five minutes of the game. They were crying during the game. They never came out of it.”
Video of the injury after the jump. Obviously not suggested for the faint of heart.