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Fry, Wertz To Miss Remainder of 2009-10 Basketball Season; Men's Basketball Preps for Home Contest vs. Penn on Wednesday
BALTIMORE—UMBC senior forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) and freshman wing Jamar Wertz (Suffolk, Va./King’s Fork) will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 men’s basketball season and are expected to resume their athletic careers for the Retrievers during the 2010-11 academic year.
Neither player competed in any contests this season.
UMBC will play its final non-conference contest of the season and face the
Fry underwent successful surgery to repair the medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee in order to prevent the reoccurrence of dislocation. He suffered the injury during a workout with teammates in late September.
Last season, Fry earned All-Academic Team recognition, becoming the first Retriever men’s basketball player to earn that honor in the four years that the league has given out the award. He is expected to earn his undergraduate degree in economics in the spring and will apply to graduate school for the fall of 2010.
The six-foot-nine three-year letterwinner averaged a career-best 8.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last season. He underwent a surgical procedure on the right knee in February and missed four games before playing in the final four contests of the season. Fry scored a career-high 19 points and added 10 rebounds in the America East Conference quarterfinal win over
Wertz underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in early November and has not returned to full team practice.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (1-12, 0-1 America East) has dropped three straight contests, including Saturday’s America East opener at
QUAKERS’ UPDATE: Penn (0-10) has played a brutal schedule with losses at
UP NEXT: UMBC has the weekend off before starting a four-game in day stretch at