(Updated 7:30p) This morning, while you were drinking your coffee, Dallas Ouano had surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus ligament in his right knee. The senior walk-on had surgery performed on his knee and will begin rehab after a brief period of rest. The procedure, performed by Villanova team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rob Good, appears to have been relatively short, it took approximately two hours before the Villanova guard was back on Twitter thanking everyone for their well-wishes.
"Dallas is doing well after the surgery," stated VU head coach Jay Wright. "I know he’s disappointed that this setback occurred but he continues to exhibit outstanding leadership for our young guys. His work ethic in this rehab will be a great example for our young team."
Villanova does not yet have a timetable for Ouano's return to basketball activities. Some knee injuries that are more serious can end a player's season. A lesser injury could take a little as 6-8 weeks before he can return to physical activities.
This probably means that Ouano won't be available for the Blue & White scrimmage on homecoming weekend, or during the preseason practices that will start in mid-October. Depending on the severity of the injury, he could be sitting out a portion of the regular season as well.
The impact of this is mostly in the areas of bench-depth and practice intensity. Ouano was unlikely to see many minutes outside of some junk-time in blow out games and in serious emergency situations.