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RICHMOND, Va. – VCU rising sophomore guard Adrian “Ace” Baldwin Jr. (Baltimore, Md.) ruptured an Achilles tendon last week, Rams Head Coach Mike Rhoades announced Thursday. Baldwin had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the tendon. His recovery schedule has yet to be determined.
“We all feel for Ace at this time. He’s an elite competitor and will come back stronger than ever. Ace has the full support of our doctors, trainers and staff. Rehab will begin immediately, and he will have a strong summer of work ahead,” said Rhoades.
Baldwin was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie Team in March following a debut VCU season in which he started all 26 games and averaged 6.7 points and a team-high 4.5 assists per game. Baldwin, the first Ram to start every game as a freshman in 12 years, also swiped a team-best 55 steals.
Via VCUAthletics.com

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Marcus Evans recovered quickly from a similar injury. Let's hope Ace bounces back soon - perhaps for start of conference play.
 

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Marcus Evans recovered quickly from a similar injury. Let's hope Ace bounces back soon - perhaps for start of conference play.
Yeah, but then didn’t he suffer from the same injury to the other foot?
 

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Got to think 6 month rehab- might miss start of year
I don't know, rupture sounds a lot worse than a tear. I think Marcus Evans recovery was somewhat of a miracle. I think 6 months is unlikely.
 

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I don't know, rupture sounds a lot worse than a tear. I think Marcus Evans recovery was somewhat of a miracle. I think 6 months is unlikely.
A rupture is a complete tear with total loss of function. It's going to involve a lot longer rehab than just 6 months. Most of what I've read on the subject (on Medscape and other medical journal-type pages) suggests the rehab could take up to a year.
 

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In the other thread I dropped several links, from Mayo Clinic and several orthopedic sites indicating that tear and rupture are interchangeable terms (and could have dropped a dozen more), and that the latter does not necessarily indicate a more serious injury. Even if all those orthopedics experts are wrong and you guys are right, there is no reason to think that the person who wrote the release from VCU was as intimately familiar with the distinction as you are.

I am not saying he'll be back in 6 months. I have zero expectations about his recovery period, but I do think they know or at least have an idea. We'll know more as time rolls on
 

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Marcus Evans recovered quickly from a similar injury. Let's hope Ace bounces back soon - perhaps for start of conference play.

Although Marcus was red shirting during his first injury, it still took him at least 6 months to recover to the point he could practice with the team. I don't consider that recovering quickly. I would not expect Ace back until January at the earliest.
 

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Although Marcus was red shirting during his first injury, it still took him at least 6 months to recover to the point he could practice with the team. I don't consider that recovering quickly. I would not expect Ace back until January at the earliest.
And at that point he and the staff would have to decide whether returning and burning a year is the right thing to do. He gets the +1 COVID year, so maybe it would be ok, but still a consideration
 

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And at that point he and the staff would have to decide whether returning and burning a year is the right thing to do. He gets the +1 COVID year, so maybe it would be ok, but still a consideration

I agree. Lots of variables to consider at that point, including VCU's season record. The OOC portion of next year's schedule just became a lot more challenging with Bones gone and Ace on the sidelines.
 

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On that note, who's the next man up at PG?
I would imagine that depends on Nunn's development over the summer. If he is a prodigy like Ace, I suspect he'll get big minutes at #1 and Tso will move between 1 and 2. If he has a more typical maturation process at the position, I would expect Tso to start at the 1 at least at the season's start. But this definitely means big minutes for both Nunn and for Josh, who I believe is set up to take a BIG step this year
 
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