Erik Bond to Undergo Ankle Surgery
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/03/2001

Dec. 3, 2001

Cal freshman forward Erik Bond will undergo ankle surgery on Monday, Dec. 10 and could miss the rest of the year.

A 6-7, 190-pounder, Bond has not appeared in a regular-season game this season. He sprained his right ankle in practice in October and it has not healed properly. Tests showed a torn ligament, bone chips and spurs in the ankle. After consulting with several doctors, Bond and his family decided on the Dec. 10 date for surgery.

"(Erik's family) thought this would be a good time for the surgery, early in his freshman year," said head coach Ben Braun. "He's been rehabbing it, but it hasn't gotten any better. He's disappointed, but he's also relieved, too, because it's been very frustrating."

In his only action as a Golden Bear, Bond had seven points and three rebounds in 16 minutes of Cal's first exhibition game vs. the L.A. City Stars Nov. 5

The 2000 Washington state Player of the Year as a junior at Seattle Prep, Bond was a two-time all-state performer in high school. As a senior last season, he averaged 20 points and 9 rebounds per game.