Roosevelt Jones Recovering From Surgery

Forward Roosevelt Jones (Photo by John Fetcho)

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler junior Roosevelt Jones has begun the recovery phase, following surgery on Thursday (Aug. 22) to repair an injury to his left wrist.  Jones, the Bulldogs' top returning scorer, rebounder and assist man, suffered the season-ending injury on Butler's recent basketball exhibition trip to Australia.

"I'm pleased that everything went well with Roosevelt's surgery," said Butler head coach Brandon Miller.  "I know that Rose will do what's necessary to move forward, and I'm looking forward to his full recovery."

Jones fell on his wrist in Butler's first game in Australia, and he didn't play in the final three games of the Bulldogs' tour.  His injury was examined further upon the team's return to Indianapolis, and it was determined that surgery was necessary.

A 6-4 forward, Jones averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists for the 27-9 Bulldogs a year ago.  He was the lone Butler player to start all 36 games in 2012-13, and he was looking to extend a streak of 67 consecutive starts in the upcoming season.

Jones, who had the surgery in Indianapolis, was slated to be released from the hospital on Thursday afternoon.  He'll return to Butler, where fall classes begin next week.