Early Wednesday morning Todd Mayo posted the picture above on Instagram leading to a couple inquiries as to what he was doing at the hospital in patient attire.
Turns out the rising junior was getting knee surgery to address a meniscus injury, as the Marquette basketball Twitter account announced.
#mubb‘s Todd Mayo underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday morning. He is expected back in time for 2013-14 regular season.
— MarquetteMBB (@MarquetteMBB) July 31, 2013
Although he is expected to be back in time for the season, a timetable for his return was not given. He joins Steve Taylor Jr. in the rehab department as the rising sophomore went under the knife in early May.
Mayo is slated to play a prominent role this season with the departure of Vander Blue and the inexperience of Jajuan Johnson, Deonte Burton and Duane Wilson. Depending on when he can get back on the court this could be a setback even if he does return in time for the first game.
Mayo was suspended for the first 10 games of the season last year after being ruled academically ineligible and struggled to adapt after being away from the team for four months.
““I need to figure out what’s my comfort level with Buzz,” Mayo told Paint Touches in January. “I feel like if I do something wrong, maybe I’m coming out. I just don’t have the comfort.”
He was reinstated on Dec. 20 but only averaged 5.3 points, down from the 7.9 he averaged as a freshman, while shooting just 35.6 percent from the field in 23 games.
We will see how long he is out this time and what the adjustment process is like again.