EVANSTON, Ill. -
Northwestern senior guard/forward Jeff Ryan
(Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) suffered a torn anterior cruciate
ligament in his left knee during the Wildcats' season-opening contest
against Northern Illinois Friday night and will miss the remainder of
the 2009-10 season.
Ryan is expected to undergo surgery to repair the knee in the coming weeks.
"I feel badly for Jeff," Northwestern head coach Bill Carmody
said. "He had been playing very well the past weeks and we were looking
forward to him being a key contributor this season. It's an unfortunate
situation and we hope that he's able to have a speedy recovery."
Ryan has appeared in 80 career games, including making 22
starts. He saw action in 28 games a year ago and averaged 2.1 points
per game after posting norms of 5.1 points per game as both a freshman
and a sophomore. Ryan ranks eighth in school history with a .496 career
field goal percentage.