Reid Priddy Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury

The Captain of Team USA’s Gold Medal squad from Beijing, Reid Priddy, received the news that no athlete wants to get—his season is over. An awkward landing from a jump toward the end of the second Bulgaria match left Priddy writhing on the floor in pain and clutching his knee (about 6:50 into the video.) It looked to everyone watching like a serious knee injury, but there was still  hope that the results of his test would prove optimistic. Instead, we got this message from Reid today via his Facebook page.

“Regretfully, the 2014 season was cut short for me due to the awkward landing I made in Bulgaria Saturday night. I will be having surgery next week on my knee and immediately begin aggressive rehab to get back to top shape and condition. The goal is still the same–going for GOLD in Rio and I will do everything in my power to recover fully and get back on the court. Thanks for all your messages of support.”

The silver lining on this dark cloud is that, with a successful surgical procedure, Rio 2016 is still a possibility. But the veteran player has a long road of rehabilitation in front of him. Best of luck, Reid. You’re a big reason this site exists and we’ll be tracking your progress as you bounce back as quickly as you bounce balls off the 3-meter line.  (Photo: Kirby Lee, US Presswire)

One Comment

  1. Rob Espero

    June 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Reid, huge prayers and support for a speedy recovery. Come back STRONGER!

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