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Surgery for James Bell


Two weeks ago, we issued the news of James Bell's stress fractures in the tibia of both of his legs.

The Villanova Sports Information Director let us know this morning that Bell underwent "successful surgery on Wednesday to address stress fractures in the tibia of both legs."

According to Villanova's Orthopedic Surgeon, they “inserted metal rods from the knee to the ankle. The rods will do two things: stimulate new healing around the fractures and stabilize the tibia. The surgery went well and we’re optimistic we can get those fractures to heal.”

He will be out for an undetermined amount of time. However, some note that this ailment can take up to 6-months for recovery.