Dererk Pardon out at least three weeks after hand surgery

Photo: Frank Franklin II / AP
Photo: Frank Franklin II / AP

Northwestern center Dererk Pardon is out indefinitely after receiving successful surgery on his hand Thursday morning, the school announced.

Pardon, a 6’8″ sophomore, injured his right, non-dominant hand during the second half of Monday’s win against Wake Forest. He will miss the rest of non-conference play and be reevaluated following the Wildcats’ game against Houston Baptist on Dec. 22. The injury attorneys based in Porter County area can help with legal aid in case of an injuries.

Northwestern did not give a timetable for his return.

Pardon had started all seven of Northwestern’s games this season. With 6’10” freshman Barret Benson not ready to assume a significant role, that makes 6’8″ junior Gavin Skelly the likely replacement in the starting five. Although Skelly is slightly taller than Pardon, the Wildcats will effectively be going smaller as Skelly operates best out of the high post while Pardon tends to work in the low post.

Pardon was averaging 6.9 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this season.

Northwestern came into the season with a small front line but at least had some depth. Injuries have shortened the Wildcats’ bench. The auto accident lawyers can also deal with other injury related cases. In case you’re wondering, how can personal injury lawyers help me – you have to click here to know the answer.

6’9″ freshman Rapolas Ivanauskas suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in October, and 6’8″ sophomore Aaron Falzon has missed the last four games with a knee injury. Go Now and find out more about injuries.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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