David Pellom to miss remainder of 2012-13 season

Then- junior forward David Pellom heads to the basket last season. Hatchet File Photo

Updated 9:29 a.m.

Injured men’s basketball forward David Pellom will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season, battling lingering injuries in his left wrist.

Pellom has one year of eligibility remaining. Athletics communications said there was no information available yet, beyond their initial release, about Pellom’s intentions regarding redshirting and remaining with the Colonials next season.

Pellom underwent surgery on that wrist in July. The specific reason of the injury was not released, but initial projections put Pellom out for “four to five months,” aiming for a possible return to the court in December. But a second surgery in November set that timetable back an additional four to six weeks.

The senior forward has not suited up with the Colonials this season.The official athletics department release said that Pellom “has not been cleared to participate in basketball activities.”

The wrist surgery was Pellom’s second operation of the 2012 offseason, after he had successful meniscus surgery on his left knee in March.

Over the 2011-12 season, Pellom was a key aspect of GW’s offensive attack, setting a new single-season shooting record by recording a .685 field goal percentage on the season. He was also an energetic force for the Colonials on the floor, working to provide a spark for the rest of the players on the court.

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